News

Building Better Health and Care 18th July 2024 The View Hotel Eastbourne Join Healthwatch East Sussex at their 2024 Annual Event to hear about their work, to share your experiences and to guide the future of local services. With local peoples feedback, Healthwatch will continue to champion patient voice and help improve health and social care

What is Young Healthwatch? Young Healthwatch is part of Healthwatch East Sussex, an organization which listens to the public and feeds information back to decision makers to help make services better for people. Young Healthwatch looks at the healthcare issues that directly effect young people. We aim to ensure that young people’s thoughts, ideas and

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: esvcsealliance@escv.org.uk

This years Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is all about getting out and about and finding time for the things you most enjoy.  This year, it takes place from May 13–19, and the theme is ‘Movement’.  Movement is so important to protecting our mental health, it brings us a

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: esvcsealliance@escv.org.uk

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

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: esvcsealliance@escv.org.uk

East Sussex Community Voice are pleased to invite you to our Forging Links event where we will be showcasing a steel sculpture designed by a group of local young travellers and created by a local blacksmith.   The young people hope this event will bring together the local community to better understand the lives of

Healthwatch East Sussex, the local independent health and care watchdog, has launched a survey to capture people’s recent experiences of using the new Bexhill Diagnostic Centre. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BexhillDiagnosticCentreSurvey Healthwatch is particularly keen to hear: – How people are referred to this service – How they travel to the centre – People’s experiences

Working pattern: 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) – to be agreed with successful candidateSalary: £25,119 – £26,421 pro rata – plus 6% employers pension contributionAnnual Leave: 28 days per year plus Bank Holidays pro rataContract duration: 12 months fixed contractLocation: Hybrid working – at home, the ESCV office in Eastbourne, with regular travel across

East Sussex Community Voice is currently supporting four community organisations who have received grant funding for diabetes projects as part of an NHS grant programme. In November 2023, we held a project training and networking day for representatives from each project. The day included training from Diabetes UK as well as an opportunity for projects

Do you want to make a difference? NHS Sussex are looking to recruit volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds to support them to put people and communities at the heart of NHS Services.   There are two types of volunteer roles available and you can give as much or as little time as you have available.

On Wednesday the 8th November, the East Sussex VCSE Alliance held their 2023 Annual Conference at The View Hotel in Eastbourne. The conference built on the Alliance’s principle of generous leadership; exploring how we can reach out to smaller grassroot organisations and work together across the sector. The discussions and learning that took place were

As we head into the colder months, we know many residents will be worrying about staying warm at home. Rises in energy prices are a big concern, especially for those who already find it hard to heat their home and are on a low income. The cold is not just uncomfortable but can be dangerous

Healthwatch East Sussex (HWES), the local independent health and care watchdog, has launched a survey to capture East Sussex residents’ experiences of accessing help or advice about an ear wax problem.  Healthwatch is particularly keen to hear:   – Which services you accessed   – What advice you were given   – Any treatment you received  The survey

On Wednesday 8th November we will be holding the 2nd annual East Sussex VCSE Conference at the View Hotel Eastbourne. The East Sussex VCSE Alliance is made up of 20 of the county’s VCSE organisations who have come together to promote the importance of the VCSE sector and increase our influence and trust amongst partners.

From Monday 10th to the 24th September, Healthwatch East Sussex will be conducting their Listening Tour, a two-week programme of activity across Rye and the surrounding villages to talk to local people about their views and experiences of health and social care services. They will be using a wide range of engagement activities to understand people’s experiences and views on health

This week (1-7 June) is Volunteers Week, a national opportunity to recognise the incredible contribution volunteers make across our communities and to say thank you. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the fantastic contribution our incredible volunteers make. From observations and conversations our volunteers have gathered feedback and insight that have helped to

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: Anna McCollin-Moore, East Sussex VCSE Alliance Development Officer: anna.mccollin-moore@escv.org.uk

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: Anna McCollin-Moore, East Sussex VCSE Alliance Development Officer: anna.mccollin-moore@escv.org.uk

East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) has recruited two new senior staff to help deliver our programmes and projects. Veronica Kirwan joins ESCV as Executive Director on 20th February from Peabody, a large housing association based in London. Veronica is excited at the challenge of her new leadership role adding “I am delighted to be joining East Sussex Community Voice. In these

The second commissioning workshop was held with VCSE Alliance members and statutory commissioners in November 2022. It focussed on Service Monitoring – how to achieve a more proportionate and co-productive approach. Workshop objectives Key messages A Commissioning Academy for East Sussex- what might it look like, how do we begin to develop it? Further details about

East Sussex VCSE Alliance members and statutory commissioners met in March 2022 to discuss how commissioning can work more effectively and collaboratively with the VCSE, using the example of tackling health inequality.  Workshop objectives Key messages  Further details about the workshop can be found in the report by clicking the button below. A second workshop is planned in November