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CFTC CEO Jennifer Twist Carers Week 2018 pledge

Carers in spotlight in week of local events

A week of events in East Sussex, aimed at recognising the vital role played by people who care for a family member or friend. 

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Latest Transition Town news

Transition Town Hastings, committed to community, sustainability and a fairer place to live for everyone, is linked to many different groups and individuals locally who are working for and connected with the issues TTH cares about: their latest news concerns creating a fairer food system, the planet, green energy, reducing fuel poverty, community connection, permaculture, clean beaches, wild writing, re-fillable water bottle scheme and the next Green Drinks gathering.

Suzanne Cheal leads a singing session with dementia sufferers.

New singing clubs open for dementia sufferers

Despite funding difficulties, Dementia Support East Sussex (DSES) is pushing ahead with its mission of providing singing opportunities for people suffering from dementia, with several new clubs about to open. Nick Terdre reports.

Combating dementia with music-making

Music is a vital lifeline to dementia sufferers whose cruel illness cuts them off from the rest of the world in many ways. This philosophy is the driving force behind the work of Dementia Support East Sussex as they prepare for their second public concert on Saturday. Cliff Slack, chair of the group, talks to Nick Terdre.

Protesters outside the Isabel Blackman Centre in September 2013. Photo: Paul Wayrider

No more ear-candling in the Old Town

That’s if East Sussex County Council gets its way!  And no more chiropody and podiatry, no more computer rescue, carers’ therapies, massage and yoga, calligraphy, local history group, philosophy classes, bridge and scrabble, art and fruit & veg market. This is just a snapshot of the activities aimed towards older people available  in the Old Town’s Isabel Blackman Centre, which East Sussex County Council (ESCC) wants to close as part of its cuts programme, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 15:11 Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
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