Community Development Hailsham

We support local residents to develop their neighbourhoods, improve facilities and build community resilience in Hailsham and surrounding areas. We do this by aiming to understand need, identify existing community resources, create relationships and help to facilitate development.


Willingdon Trees Community Centre Gardening Project has been shortlisted for Tesco Bags of Help. If you shop at Eastbourne Tesco, we would be grateful for your in store votes. The money received will be used to help our gardening volunteers and centre users to create two outdoor spaces (a shared garden and children’s garden) that will bring people together and show the community that the centre is thriving.  Voting takes place from Friday 1st September to Tuesday 31st October. Many thanks for your vote!

reception-deskEast Sussex Good Neighbour Scheme

This pilot project aims to increase the range of informal support networks available to frail elderly and disabled people, through promoting active citizenship and volunteer participation in local community befriending.

Our befriending service in Hailsham, Herstmonceux and Polegate aims to support and benefit older people and those with disabilities. We offer long term support to local residents (over 18) who suffer from loneliness, isolation or a disability. The service provides regular home visits to befriend and support. This may be a cup of tea and a chat, support in finding social groups or luncheon clubs, transport to and from appointments, or help with other simple tasks.

Please note – while the pilot project has now come to an end and we seek further funding, the project will be run with reduced resources, supported by staff based at Prospects House. These reduced resources will be focused on supporting existing volunteers and clients but we will be unable to accept new referrals at this time.