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.
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.