Health and Adult Social Care

Dementia Friends

An Alzheimer's Society initiative that gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference to people living with dementia. People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community.

Facing the Future

The Facing the Future service has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide.

Facing the Future support groups will give you the opportunity to meet others who have lost someone to suicide and share your experiences and feelings. Each support group is run by two trained volunteer facilitators from Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care and the groups run once a week over six consecutive weeks, with each session lasting for 90 minutes. There are a minimum of five and a maximum of eight participants in each group and sessions are free of charge.

You can register your interest in attending  a support group by completing the online registration form.


A specialist national organisation that works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults. They address abuse within peopleÂ's own homes (whether by family, friends or paid staff), within sheltered housing, and within care homes and hospitals.

  • Office 8, Unit 5, Stour Valley Business Centre, Brundon Lane, , Sudbury, CO10 7GB


A local organisation that aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable adults through a variety of services.

  • 1st Floor, Intergen House 65-67 Western Road, Hove, BN3 2JQ

Macmillan- Brighton buddies

Brighton buddies is a home befriending service for people affected by cancer, managed and governed by Macmillan. They prioritise particularly socially isolated people (e.g. living alone, family live away) and offer a visit once a week from a trained volunteer for approximately 12 visits, a listening ear service, practical and emotional support.

Neighbourhood Care Scheme

Part of Impetus, this local good neighbour befriending scheme supports older people, people with physical disabilities and carers by recruiting local volunteers to support them in a variety of ways. The scheme operates in various neighbourhoods within Brighton & Hove, embracing over half of the city's population.

  • 1st Floor, Intergen House, Hove, BN3 2JQ