Local Community information

Hastings Voluntary Action

For all the latest news from the Hastings Voluntary Action Group, please follow the link: https://www.hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk/news

Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance

Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance is an organisation working to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBTQI+) community in Hastings and Rother. Established in 2003, HRRA supports the local community and works in partnership with other organisations supporting members in running a variety of social and support groups. For more information please see the attached weblink: 


 Respect The Water Stay safe in the sea

Respect the Water is the RNLI’s national drowning prevention campaign. We highlight the risks you might encounter in or around the water, and give you advice to make sure you’re prepared if you fall into water.

5 steps to float

1. Fight your instinct to thrash around

2. Lean back, extend your arms and legs

3. If you need to, gently move your arms and legs to help you float

4. Float until you can control your breathing

5. Only then, call for help or swim to safety


Community Connectors

When everyday life is affecting your mental health and well-being, Community Connectors work in partnership with GPs to help you access local services and activities that can help.

Social Prescribing

There are times when we all need support to address life's challenges. Knowing how to access available support locally can make a big difference. Social Prescribing helps you to explore services, groups and activities that can support you to improve your health and emotional well-being.

Follow the link for more information: https://southdown.org/

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Following the Coronavirus updates, Arts on Prescription weekly art sessions are continuing on line as a  safeguarding action to protect both our participants and facilitators.

We appreciate the social value the art sessions bring to people with challenges accessing activities in the wider community so Arts on Prescription have set up a Facebook AOP members group.  https://www.facebook.com/2250902265122368/posts/2523546451191280/?d=n  

Also each week Arts on Prescription Team (AOP)  are streaming  'keep safe, stay well, be creative!' Art and Chat sessions.

The aim is to reduce feelings of isolation, keep the group connected and maintain the creative flow.
Please complete the questionnaire form in the Contacts Section to enable us to understand what classes you would like to participate in and also if you require an art and wellbeing Box to enable you to participate in art activities at home.


ESCIS: East Sussex Community Information Service

Bringing communities together. Discover what’s available in your local area at https://www.escis.org.uk/

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Advice, Support and Law, Leisure, Sport & Hobbies, Community & Living, Government & Local Services, Family Information, Education & Careers, Tourism & Local Area, Transport & Environment, Health, etc.

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) work with the NHS, especially in GP surgeries, to help steer NHS treatment by using the experiences and evaluations of NHS patients.

Patient Participants use lived experience to influence the way patients are treated by GPs and medical professionals. The week also promote the work of the National Association of Patient Participation,(NAPP), which allows patient participation groups to work together nationally.

For more information please follow the link: https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-patient-participation-week-2019/ and see the 'Have you say' tab at the top of this page for our own group information. 

Our Patient Participation Group recently helped organise one of a series of events in the town where Dr Elena Mucci, Consultant in Elderly Care, spoke about 'Avoiding Frailty in Older Age'. These events were extremely successful and donations amounted to over £500.00. The PPG members presented Dr Mucci with the cheque for her chosen charity, Friends of the Conquest. There are hopes that these events may be held again in the future due to their success and popularity; please check back as we will advertise these events on our website and our PPG noticeboards at each site.

Dr Mucci presentation

Hastings Observer article

The PPG Survey results are now available to view. Please follow the 'Have Your Say' tab for further details.

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