Health and social care

The following organisations can help you with local and national health and social care services:


  • NHS Choices - search in your local area, or an area you are visiting for doctors, surgeries, specialists, hospitals, dentists and more
  • NHS Choices symptom checker
  • East Sussex County Council - local health services and advice groups
  • Welbeing - Wealden and Eastbourne Lifeline. Welbeing provide alarms (usually on a pendant worn around the neck) for older people who may need help in an emergency. This might be if you fall and need help to get up

Social Care

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) adult social care and health can help with:

  • support to stay at home
  • special equipment, mobility and adapting your home
  • no longer coping at home
  • looking after someone (carers)
  • if you need to go into or leave hospital
  • safeguarding if you are worried about someone
  • if you or someone else has a disability
  • transport for older or disabled people, including blue badges

Call East Sussex County Council adult social care contact centre on 0345 608 0191.

Lines are open 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including bank holidays.

ESCC's Support With Confidence provides care and support services for adults in East Sussex, including:

  • personal care
  • meals
  • gardening and home improvement
  • transport

Retirement housing

  • Our retirement housing page gives details of retirement housing options providing support for older residents to assist them to live independently