Abbeyfield (Hastings and St Leonards) Society
Mrs E.M. Murphy, sec, 29
Battle Road, St Leonards on Sea, (01424) 428509,
provides accommodation for elderly people with
housekeeper and providing two main meals a day.
Group, Hastings and Rother
c/o East Sussex Disability
Association, 1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne, BN22
Tel (01424) 424364 for details.
Advocacy service for adults
with mild learning disabilities who may live independently,
and who may not receive support from other specialist
House Residential Care Home
Trust) Residential care for the elderly 24-hour
care, nurse call system, mobile library, visiting
haridresser. Contact Mrs. Janet Fox (manager),
11-14 Grosvenor Gardens, St Leonards, (01424)
50 Robertson Street, Hastings,
TN34 1HL, advice and information for older people
and those concerned about them. Mon-Fri 10am -
1pm and 2-4.30pm except Weds 10am - 1pm only.
St Anne's Centre, Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 7RD Tel: 01323 727127.
Hastings Branch, Hon.Sec
P.M. Jones (01424) 853591.
Association of Carers
Charity No. 1004055, providing
a relief sitting service for carers within their
homes in Hastings and surrounding area, (01424)
The Association for the
Pastoral Care of the Mentally Ill, befriending
scheme, support for people in the community who
are isolated as a result of mental illness, contact
Claire Jowitt, Co-ordinator, 49 Cambridge Gardens,
Hastings, (01424) 424152.
and Crohns Coastal Area Group
c/o David Alexander, 10
Frobisher Close, Eastbourne, BN23 6UT (01323)
and Rother Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme
135 Hughenden Road, Hastings,
(01424) 444964. Contact Mrs Jan Cackett. Free
respite service for carers of disabled person
at home to give carer a break.
Sussex Association for the Blind and
Mrs. C. Galsworthy, West
End, Herstmonceux, BN27 4NH, (01323) 832252, support
and social groups for the blind and partially
sighted in Bexhill, Battle/Burwash and Rye/Winchelsea.
Hastings and Rother Diabetic Support Group
For more details contact Debby on 01424 729622 or Paul on 01424 203681.
and Rother Diabetic Youngsters
44 Brookland Close, Hastings, East Sussex
Tel: 01424 729622
Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for
Mrs Fieona Farrier-Twist, 383 Battle
Road, St Leonards (01424) 853711, help, support,
care, information and advice for visually impaired.
Residential care at Healey House, with respite
and holiday care. John Taplin Day Centre, providing
full care facilities including chiropody, physiotherapy,
bathing, hairdressing. Transport provided. Home
visits and help available in Battle and throughout
the Rother area. Meets Bexhill every Tuesday 2-4pm,
St Peter's Community Centre. Volunteers wanted.
Torch Trust for the Blind and Partially Sighted
Mrs P Broughton, (01424)
438098, a religious service held 2nd Saturday
of month at 3pm at the John Taplin Centre, followed
Cancer Help Group
Contact Mike Shaw, 13 Ewell
Court, Sutton Place, Bexhil, TN40 1PA (01424)
218871. Help and support for people with cancer
and their families using the holistic approach.
25 Sackville Road, Bexhill,
TN39 3JD. Contact Mrs Jill Halsall (01424) 215116.
for the Carers
Working in support of carers
in Hastings & Rother. St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6AS. Contact Hannah Cawley - Information Officer, (01424) 44701, Fax 438716.
Hastings and Rother Branch
Information and support in pregnancy, childbirth
and early parenthood contact Rachel Shendall,
Peggy Partridge, 27 Langham
Road, Hastings, (01424) 428722.
Memorial Care Centre
Peasmarsh Road, Rye Foreign,
Rye, TN31 7UD, (01797) 223810 Chairman John Stevenson,
Administrator Ann Hostler Fundraising Administrator
Sussex Registered Care Homes Association
c/o St Peter's Grange, 24
Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0LA,
M.R. Elam, (01424) 423427.
Sussex Residential Care Homes Association
74 London Road, St Leonards
on Sea, TN37 6AS; Mr A.F. Andrews (chairman) (01424)
and Rother Care for the Carers Council
St. Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AS. Tel: 01424 447016. Information and advice
to carers who look after disabled, elderly or
chronically sick people at home. Monthly free
magazine. Free emergency Alert cards and regular
| Hastings and Rother Heart Support Group
contact cardiac re-hab team (01424)
direct line. Meetings 2nd Monday of month at Bexhill Hospital Recreation Hall, 7.30 to 9pm. Hon. Sec.
PASS - Parents Against Supine Services
Information, advice and support to parents and carers with children and adults with learning difficulties, (01424) 781092.
and Rother Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme
Mrs Jan Cackett, Co-ordinator,
135 Hughenden Road, Hastings, TN34 3TF, (01424)
444964, Fax 435972 supporting family carers looking
after those in need of care.
(01424) 730432 or (020 8332
7227) 9.30 am to 5 pm weekdays only, for counselling
information and practical advice about bereavement.
Information about local groups and publication tel:
020 8940 4818. See 'Advice' for local groups.
Hastings and Rother Disability Forum
East Sussex Disability Association,
1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne, BN22 9BH.
Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind
383 Battle Road, St Leonards, TN37 7BE, Contact Mrs Fieona Farrier-Twist, (01424) 853711. Supporting local blind and partially sighted people.
to the Elderly
Contact Paul Gunstone (01424)
for adults with learning difficulties;
Mrs Koomar (01424) 225859.
Hastings Gateway Club Chairperson
Mrs. J. Tree, (01424) 715526.
For teenagers and adults with learning difficulties.
From Hospital Hastings and Rother
A free service for people
over sixty coming out of hospital who need both
practical and emotional support, co-ordinator (01424)
Children's disability information
line Mon-Fri 9am to 12 noon (01424) 422617. Support
for the families of handicapped and disabled children.
and Bexhill Mencap
Frimley House, 64 London Road,
St Leonards, Mrs G. Holmes, (01424) 424813. Frimley
Active and creative arts courses. Open Door Day
Care (01424) 718223.
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre,
Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1DH, Jo Priddle co-ordinator
British Red Cross
Contact the Organiser, Newgate
Hall, Newgate Road, St Leonards (01424) 425342.
Medical loan service open 10.30am to 12.30pm Monday
John Ambulance H/Q
Summerfields, Bohemia Road,
Hastings: Divisional Supt John Freedman. First aid
cover at events, private Ambulance Service, first
aid courses/training. (01424) 421105.
Hastings Talking Newspaper Association for the
Mr Aubrey Bull, 383 Battle
Road, St Leonards, TN37 7BE (01424) 853711.
and District St Raphael Club
Meetings held every Wednesday
at Holy Redeemer Church Hall, Upper Church Road,
St Leonards for the physically disabled. Mrs E.
Scales (01424) 428905.
Fellowship of St Nicholas
A local charity delivering a range of services for children, young people and families from two centres. Full details on our website or by phone 01424 423683 or 01424 855222.
and District Stoma Support Group
Mr Tony White, 29 Fieldway,
Broad Oak, Brede, (01424) 882592, and Mrs May Selves
(01424) 773879 and Mr. Haggata (01424) 842481. Meets
2nd Wednesday of the months March/May/July/Sept/Nov
,meeting room, Bexhill Hospital. Mutual support
and social contact for those who have a colostomy,
an ileostomy or urostomy.
Health Advocacy Project
Anne Dawson (01424) 441597; Alison Peters and Geoff
Barnes, 42 Robertson Street, Hastings, TN34 1HL.
Gravis East Sussex Support Group
Advice line (01424) 751345.
Sussex branch sec (01273) 585938. National Freephone
0800 91 99 22.
in Advocacy Learning Disability Project
Contact Trudy Allen, (01424)
Pregnancy Crisis Service
Thurs 10am to noon, Boundaries,
The Ridge, (01424) 421934. Answer-phone out of hours.
- Stroke Association Relatives and Helpers
Mrs. E. Pearce, 75 Harold
Road, Hastings, TN35 5NJ, (01424) 446192.
Learning - HCAT
6 St Saviour's Road, St Leonards,
contact Judith Guest (01424) 720978.
Housing Association (Homes for elderly vegetarians)
'Quarry Wood', 23 Grange Road,
Hastings TN34 2RL, contact Manager Mrs Elizabeth
Flack, (01424) 751119.
Club (Physically Disabled)
Meets third Friday every month,
Ore Community Centre, contact Mrs E.K. Lee, 92 Hoadswood
Road, Hastings, TN34 2BA, (01424) 721725.
Support - Hastings
Hastings and Rother for victims
of crime, No.6 First Floor Suite, 6 Cambridge Road,
Hastings., (01424) 424393.