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DWP “dishonesty” exposed by benefits survey

Local benefits advice agency HARC has published the results of a survey undertaken by Julie Eason, an independent consultant working in East Sussex. HARC has been undertaking these surveys since 2010, on average every two years.

Posted 20:00 Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 In: Health Matters
SHINE lantern walk

Hastings residents shine on cancer awareness

Earlier in May, around fifty local residents participated in a night time lantern parade between Ore Community Centre and Downs Farm Community Centre, including the Mayor of Hastings, Councillor Judy Rogers. The event was organised by Hastings and Rother Community Cancer Awareness Project to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and involve local people in sharing the message. Chris Cooper writes.

Posted 13:08 Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Mayor Judy Rogers Public Health England
The Lantern Trail route

Hastings Lantern Trail shines a light on cancer

Residents of Hastings and Rother will be lighting up the streets on Friday 11 May with a special night time lantern trail to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer. Report by Chris Cooper of Unique Improvements, a social enterprise that specialises in supporting community awareness of cancer.

Posted 08:52 Saturday, May 5, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: bowel cancer cancer EAST SUSSEX BETTER TOGETHER health inequalities Healthy Hastings & Rother Ore Community Centre The Lantern Trail Unique Improvements Ltd
Advice service

NHS helps thousands with benefits advice project

The Benefits & Debt Advice Project for Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea offers invaluable help and support to local people on a whole range of issues. HOT has been in contact with Project Manager Barry Cooper and is keen to spread the word of what this service offers to the community.

Posted 15:32 Friday, Apr 27, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Barry Cooper Benefits & Debt Advice Project DWP Employment Support Allowance Universal Credit
Photo by MaryBeth Haas of Miward Road

Food poverty in Hastings and St. Leonards: a snapshot

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Posted 16:24 Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Bags of Taste Dom's Food Mission Fare Share Fellowship of St Nicholas Food Bank Kings Church food poverty FSN HARC Hastings Advice and Representation Centre Hastings Voluntary Action His Place Chruch Hope Kitchen HVA Kellog's Report Hard To Swallow Marybeth Haas Ore Village Community Centre Seaview Subsidised Food Banks The Hastings and St Leonards Anti-Poverty Strategy Refresh 2016-2020 Report The Magdalen and Lasher Charity Vanessa Alves
Clio and Kat from Vista Study team

Volunteers needed for a youth mental health study

A pioneering new study, that considers the social relationships of adolescents who receive care from mental health services and young people who experience ‘hearing voices’, is looking for volunteers.

Posted 07:41 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: 1066 Energy Campaign Dr Mark Hayward East Sussex Pension Committee EIP hearing voices Kat Rammou psychosis Vista
Dementia Drawing group: participants, carers, teachers, family and, in boater, life model.

Vote, vote, vote for people’s projects in Hastings

It’s not just the forthcoming local elections which require your vote – two community initiatives based in Hastings have been shortlisted in this year’s People’s Projects competition – Dementia Drawing and the Hope Project. Judy Parkinson of Dementia Drawing puts HOT in the picture.

Posted 17:23 Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Big Lottery Fund Dementia Drawing Hope Project ITV Janey Moffatt Judy Parkinson National Lottery STV
One You East Sussex team

‘One You’ 400-600-600 calorie campaign

‘One You’ is a national campaign designed to ‘help people who are overweight or obese’, which is an issue that affects 57% of adults in East Sussex. One You East Sussex is making available free resources to East Sussex residents to raise awareness around calorie consumption. Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 06:14 Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Health Improvement Principal obesity One You One You East Sussex Peter Aston weightloss
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