Community Support

Community Support

SCDA is working with partners across the County to help ensure that there is clear coordination of support for people and communities where it is needed in light of the current COVID 19 crisis.

While it is important that we keep our distance from each other, it has never been more important for communities to support one another. Nobody should feel alone and so we are adapting our delivery to try and make the biggest difference we can to support communities in these difficult circumstances.

For up to date national and regional advice and guidance please use the following links:

Latest Government updates on COVID-19

Government guidance on social distancing

East Sussex County Council Coronavirus information

Easy read guidelines here

UK guidelines in 20 languages

Latest information in British Sign Language

Local Advice and Guidance on Voluntary and Community Groups and Volunteering

Hastings Voluntary Action

Rother Voluntary Action

3VA (Voluntary Action in Eastbourne, Lewes District and Wealden)


Contact SCDA if you are based in Newhaven or Peacehaven and if you want to find out more about what is happening in your neighbourhood or if you need support.  We will do our best to provide information and support where we can, or we will identify the right place to signpost you.

If you’re running or keen to set up a local support group, there are some great top tips to follow here:  Brighton and Hove Community Works