Health and well-being - an Eastbourne perspective

Health and well-being is probably the most important issue that each of us are called upon to consider in our lifetime. However, as we get older, the question of health and well-being assumes even greater importance. For that reason the ESF feels that health and well-being should be one of its main priorities

The Eastbourne Seniors Forum will not offer advice on any medical condition or recommend any particular treatment for a medical condition. Any person who requires information about treatment or any medical condition should seek the advice of their doctor or other health professional. The ESF is not responsible for the content of external internet sites shown as links to our website.

The ESF as a voice for older people, will play its full part in seeking to improve the health provisions and well-being of older people in Eastbourne and the surrounding area by working in partnership and liaison with Organisations, both Statutory and Voluntary who have a responsibility to provide health facilities for older people. We will do this without distinction of gender, ethnic background, age, disability, sexuality, religion and cultural and political beliefs.

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Visit the NHS Choices website

Vist the Intouch with Health Portal

St Johns Ambulance - Sussex

Visit the Social Care Institute for Excellence website

The Cinnamon Trust - looking after your pet during illnes or hospital stay


Visit the Asthma UK website

Visit the British Heart Foundation website

Visit the GOSE website

Health and Well-being News

27th August 2015

“Bus tour could be just the ticket for local patients”

People across East Sussex are invited to get aboard the Healthwatch East Sussex Big Red Bus.

During 1-5 September, the original London bus, in its signature red colour, will be at locations in Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes, Bexhill, Hastings, Crowborough, Forest Row, Rye and Battle.

The tour is your opportunity to come and speak with Healthwatch East Sussex, about your experiences of local health and social care services. You will be able to hear about the work we do, and how we use your experiences to make a difference locally and nationally.

Director of Healthwatch East Sussex, Julie Fitzgerald said, “as the independent health and care champion for local people, our priority is to listen to local peoples experiences. The Red Bus tour is a major part of how we get out and speak to the public, and a great way for the public to come and find out what their local Healthwatch can do for them”.

Everyone who visits the bus will have the opportunity to enter our daily competition, to win a Russell Hobbs ‘Smoothy Maker’ and recipe book.

You will also be able to:

There will also be opportunities to talk to senior representatives from key organisations that deliver and buy services in East Sussex.

This includes:

Whatever your age there will be something for everyone when the road show comes to your area, including opportunities to meet:

…don’t miss the Bus

To make sure you don’t miss the bus…check out the time timetable below.
Tuesday 1st September 2015
09.30 – 14.00 hrs
Asda Store, The Crumbles, Eastbourne, BN23 6JF


3rd March 2015


20th February 2015

Healthwatch East Sussex Newsletter

Issue Two of the Healthwatch East Sussex newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue:

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20th February 2015

East Sussex Better Together

Working together with all its local stakeholders, to think very differently about the way health and social care services are provided will ensure that East Sussex County Council can offer high quality, sustainable services into the future.

The programme of work has been named East Sussex Better Together (ESBT).

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20th February 2015

Funded Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training for East Sussex

Grassroots Suicide Prevention is excited to announce that we are delivering a number of free, fully funded mental health and suicide prevention courses starting in April 2015.

Courses include:

Funding for the training has come from Public Health at East Sussex County Council, and the training is available to front-line service staff and volunteers working in East Sussex.

To be eligible for a funded place you must currently be working or volunteering in East Sussex. As a guide, training places are initially limited to three places per course, per organisation.

However, for larger organisations further places may be available. If you are unsure about your eligibility for a funded place, or would like further information, please email Grassroots Suicide Prevention or call 01273-675764.

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20th February 2015

“Challenged Health Economy” status provides welcome financial analysis

Additional support provided to East Sussex as a “Challenged Health Economy” will provide healthcare services with welcome financial analysis, HOSC has learned.

Representatives of NHS England and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) spoke with HOSC at its most recent meeting about their decision in February 2014 to designate East Sussex as one of 11 “Challenged Health Economies”. Local healthcare representatives were also present and expressed their support for the Challenged Health Economy programme. Read more...

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4th September 2014

3VA Health and Well-Being Network

The Eastbourne Health and Well-Being Network’s first meeting is on September 23rd, 10-11.30 am, at Eastbourne Blind Society. The network meetings are part of the Chnaces4Change project and will take place every 6 weeks.

The network is an opportunity for staff and volunteers with an interest in health and well-being to keep each other informed about the work they are doing, identify areas for collaboration and develop new ideas. Please bring any promotional material you have to share and pass this invitation on to your volunteers!

As well as informal networking time, organisations will be able to give brief presentations about their work or new projects that they are running. On September 23rd this will include presentations from Lucy Tapley of East Sussex County Council about how organisations can promote their activities through East Sussex 1Space, and from Deidre Dean, CEO of Eastbourne Blind Society, about their work.

If you would like to give a presentation (5-10 minutes), please let me know. There will also be a demonstration of the Silver Song Music Box, which 3VA will be loaning to organisations this Autumn.

Click here to book a place.

Helen Meade
Community Development Officer, Chances4Change
3VA

8 Saffrons Rd
Eastbourne
East Sussex BN21 1DG

Phone: 01323 639373
Mobile: 07415 603347
Email: helen.meade@3va.org.uk


20th March 2014

East Sussex Public Health March bulletin

The East Sussex Public Health bulletin is a monthly update of local Public Health news, the latest additions to the East Sussex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment website, local campaigns and projects, GP related public health news and national public health news.

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