East Sussex Community Voice

We listen to and enable communities to have their say and bring about positive change

We use a variety of skills and techniques to listen to and empower communities to have their say and bring about positive change.

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Healthwatch East Sussex

Rye Listening Tour Report Now Live

Our 2023 ‘Listening Tour’ captured feedback and experiences of health and care services from residents living in Rye and the Surrounding villages.

Read the report from the 2023 Rye Listening Tour over on the Healthwatch East Sussex website now.

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East Sussex Community Voice

We have been awarded Investing in Volunteers Accreditation

Over the Last 12 months the team have worked hard to demonstrate our commitment to volunteering with ESCV. Our volunteers were involved in the application and assessment, meeting with the assessor to talk about their experience of volunteering with us.


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East Sussex Community Voice – helping to make sure community voices are heard

East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) is an independent community interest company dedicated to empowering communities to have their voice heard and champion change through impartial advice and organisational support.



Utilising a range of engagement techniques to capture views and experiences to champion change

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Generating independent evidence and insight, informing the design and delivery of effective services

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Adding value by partnering in the design, commissioning and delivery of local services

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Producing independent insight and messaging that is accessible, engaging and impactful

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Strengthening the voice of all communities and contributing to effective decision making

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Our Work

Our community projects are as varied and vibrant as the local people we work with, from long-term plans and programmes to fast-acting smaller commissions:

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ESCV Proudly host:

The East Sussex VCSE Alliance

A partnership of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations from across East Sussex working collaboratively to create a stronger, more resilient voluntary sector for the county and its communities


Working pattern: part time – 28hrs a week Salary: £28,815 – £30,973 pro rata dependant on experience. (Actual salary £22,572 – £24,778) Annual Leave: 26 days (pro rata), plus bank holidays Contract duration: Permanent Location: Based at the ESCV office in Eastbourne  East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) are seeking a dynamic Business Support Officer to

On the 5th March, our Executive Director, Veronica Kirwan and Communications Officer, Alexandra Hawkins presented the Healthwatch East Sussex 2023 Rye Listening Tour Report at the East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board. This was an opportunity to share what residents of Rye and the surrounding villages told us during the Listening Tour with local health and care decision