Promoting the interests and welfare of senior citizens in Wealden

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Useful links and organisations

Action in Rural Sussex

Providing practical help and support to villages in Sussex and enabling them to be vibrant living and working places.

Active 4 Life – Wealden

Wealden District Council’s Active 4 Life programme offers dance, movement and yoga sessions for older people across Wealden.


Age UK

Age Concern and Help the Aged are now Age UK, the largest charity working for older people.

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Blackstock Open Farm

An Open Farm based in Hellingly, East Sussex, situated amongst 70 acres of land with beautiful views over the Sussex Downs, with a Farm Shop supplying local and English products as well as being the village shop for Hellingly, a cafe run by an winning chef with fresh cakes, lunches, breakfasts, cream teas and much more and our 450 year old function barn, used for weddings and other functions such as comedy nights as well as a Salsa night & a Swing & Jazz night, both to be held in November. They offer a local residents discount card of 10% off everything at Blackstock Farm. For the rest of the Summer holidays they are offering Free Entry to all grandparents under retirement age as well as pensioners.


Care for the Carers

Care for the Carers is an independent charity which supports unpaid carers in East Sussex who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who is frail, disabled, and/or has a long term illness.


East Sussex County Council


East Sussex Credit Union

East Sussex Credit Union (ESCU) has confirmed plans to provide a free budgeting and money management advice service to the hard-pressed residents of Wealden. Sponsored by Wealden District Council, ESCU will be providing a programme of simple, down-to-earth, local financial workshops across the district beginning in July. The new ESCU workshops are designed specifically to help educate people to manage their finances better and where required to promote access to an ethical lender, able to provide cost effective credit and savings solutions. This avoids the need for residents to approach payday loan companies or doorstep lenders who can charge extortionate rates of interest and impose very restrictive terms and conditions.


East Sussex Health Walks

Healthy Walks are part of the nationwide Walking for Health scheme which aims to get people healthier and happier by providing free, short and easy led walks.

Free Walking Guide

Jean Miller has put together the following guide of 50 amazing benefits of walking daily. The guide is available here.


The East Sussex Seniors’ Association

Website of the East Sussex Seniors Association, umbrella organisation for the seven seniors’ forums in East Sussex

Energy Efficiency in the Home

Help with Energy bills and advice and guidance on any energy related matter that needs to be answered.



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Golden Times

Golden Times Magazine for the Active Over 50’s of East Sussex.


International Longevity Centre UK

The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change.


Law Commission Consultation on Outdated Law of Wills

The outdated law of wills needs an overhaul according to the Law Commission.

Age UK has been asked by The Law Commission to share this public consultation published on 13th July 2017.  It remains open for feedback until 10th November 2017.

The Law Commission says that laws are failing to protect the vulnerable – and not allowing others to distribute their cherished possessions after they’ve gone.

The independent legal body estimates that 40% of people who die every year haven’t made a will and as a result wants to make sure that the law around wills is working for everyone.

The full paper and a summary are available at:


Life Coach Directory

Life Coach Directory was set-up in order to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be, and can address a range of areas from career advice to family coaching. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all listed coaches have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

Link-Age UK Wide

A website dedicated to how badly Britain’s pensioners have been treated since the 80’s, the reasons why, and the desperate need for young people to be made aware and join the 30 year fight for better State pensions for our elderly people.


Mid Sussex Older People’s Council

The MSOPC is established to communicate whenever and wherever possible with decision making organisations such as local councils, Health Authorities and/or any other body that affects the lives of older people within the Mid Sussex Area and by doing so whenever and wherever possible to ensure that the welfare and best interests of older people are both protected and served by all decision making bodies.

National Health Service – High Weald, Lewes and Havens

The website for the High Weald, Lewes and Havens Clinical Commissioning Group


NHS111 Consultation

Take part in this consultation  online at or email for a paper copy – this is a 5 week survey from 24 July

Now! Charity

The Now! Charity Group is your local charity with bases in Eastbourne, Hailsham and Lewes in East Sussex. Our focus is on helping East Sussex residents facing any disadvantage such as poverty, lack of qualifications or health issues. There are two main parts to our charity, Furniture Now! and Training Now! Both are designed to help you or members of our local community to get back on their feet, feel happy and get back into work.



Website of the North Wealden Community Transport Partnership Ltd – provider of a pre-bookable door-to-door shopping service for villages in North Wealden



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