Extra support

Please find below information pages for extra help and support in the community and other useful websites.

The medical information on this website, and on any sites linked to from this website, gives general advice only and SHOULD NOT be used as a substitute for the personal advice patients receive when consulting a GP.

AAA Screening

What is AAA? An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and ... [continue] AAA Screening

Accident prevention

RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has advice on preventing accidents out & about for adults & children. The Child Accident Prevention Trust focus on children. There is advice ... [continue] Accident prevention

Bereavement Support

The death of someone close to you may be the most devastating and overwhelming experience that will ever happen to you. There are several organisations there to support you through ... [continue] Bereavement Support

Cancer & Life Threatening Illness

There are a range of organisations offering support to those with cancer or life threatening illnesses: Sara Lee Trust Supporting people in Hastings and Rother who are affected by cancer ... [continue] Cancer & Life Threatening Illness


Are you a carer? You’re a carer if you’re looking after someone regularly because they’re ill, elderly or disabled – including family members. Carers help with: washing, dressing or taking ... [continue] Carers


By using a defibrillator before an ambulance arrives, you can significantly increase someone’s chance of survival. The first priority is to call 999 but if you have someone else with ... [continue] Defibrillators


If you’re becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you’re over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. ... [continue] Dementia


There is lots of useful information on diabetes at nhs.uk and Diabetes UK. Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time. Recent analysis shows that those living with diabetes ... [continue] Diabetes

Domestic violence

Domestic or sexual abuse and violence can happen to anyone. You are not alone. Here are some useful links: My nearest safe place Amidst a rise in instances of domestic abuse ... [continue] Domestic violence

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Communities

Friends, Families & Travellers provide advice, advocacy & a service directory for Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities.

Healthwatch East Sussex

Healthwatch East Sussex gather people’s views of health and social care services in the county and make sure they are heard by the people in charge. Visit their website to ... [continue] Healthwatch East Sussex

Helping Hands Support

Helping Hands is a group of local volunteers who are working to help those in Robertsbridge and Salehurst who need assistance with a variety of small jobs. They have been ... [continue] Helping Hands Support


It’s a part of life. Let’s talk about it. #EveryMindMatters Feeling lonely is completely normal. Many of us can feel lonely while checking our social media, on our own or ... [continue] Loneliness

Parenting support

Being a parent is not always easy. You are not alone if you find it difficult sometimes. There are a variety of information resources and services to support you: East ... [continue] Parenting support

Preventing radicalisation

Families and friends who are worried their loved ones are at risk of radicalisation are being encouraged to ‘act early’ and share their concerns in confidence with the police. The ... [continue] Preventing radicalisation

Safeguarding vulnerable adults

A vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 or above who may need community care services for reasons like mental health issues, disability, age or illness. They may not be able ... [continue] Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Stroke: Act FAST

Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. It’s vital to know how to spot the signs of a ... [continue] Stroke: Act FAST

Date published: 15th September, 2020
Date last updated: 26th June, 2023