Parent and Carer Support Information

Parental & Carer Support Websites and Contacts


SPOA (Single Point of Advice): 01323 464222

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111



Lewes District Council Housing Advice Service

Can offer advice and assistance on housing related issues e.g. homelessness, rent arrears, housing benefit enquiries and advice

Home Works

Short term support for long term independence for people aged 16 to 64 who are homeless or at risk of losing their home

The Ministry of Parenting

 Local Authority

Parent Link Sussex

Parenting Fund

Family Lives


Books on Prescription

 Useful links and organisations:

Bereavement Advice Centre

Offers advice on all aspects of bereavement from registering the death and finding a funeral director through to probate, tax and benefit queries

Benefits and Employment

Find out what benefits you could get, how to claim and what happens if your circumstances change

Counselling Directory
0844 803 0252

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Offers an information service providing contacts for counselling in England and Wales

Carers UK

Provides information, advice and support to carers and their families


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Child Death Helpline

Service for anyone affected by the death of a child

Citizens Advice Bureau

Help for people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers

Compassionate Friends

Support for parents following the death of a child at any age


Free and Subsidised School Milk

CRUSE Bereavement Care

Offers advice and support for those affected by bereavement

East Sussex Community Information Service (escis)

Find information and advice; clubs for all ages and interests; child minders; support organisations

East Sussex 1Space

A single location for care, support and well-being services available in East Sussex

Hastings & Rother Mediation

A local charitable organisation dedicated to developing constructive means of resolving conflicts in communities.

Information for Families

Get the facts on childcare, fun things to do, family advice and support, council services for children

Mental Health Matters

Provides support and information on employment, housing, community support and psychological services

Miscarriage Association

Provides support and information for those suffering the effects of pregnancy loss

Mind Infoline

Provides information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy

National Association of Widows

Provides support and advice for widows

National Debtline

Help for anyone in debt or concerned they may fall into debt

NHS Choices

Information from the National Health Service about conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living


Working to end child cruelty across the UK, to protect children, prevent abuse and transform society so that it’s safer for all children


Provides information and a helpline for anyone affected by mental health problems


Confidential support for anyone in a crisis



Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

Support for anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research in reducing the loss of babies’ lives

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Provides helpline and support for people affected by suicide

The Lullaby Trust

Working to prevent sudden death and promote health in babies

The Way Foundation

An organisation for people who have become widows or widowers at a young age

Victim Support

An organisation which offers support and practical help for people who have experienced trauma