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Our community

We have a thriving community amoungst residents at our sites across Sussex. Not only are there many activities and events at each site, but residents also have the opportunity to visit other sites and meet one another. For example, we enjoy skype quizzes between sites, a wii competition and visits to summer BBQs.

If you are interested in meeting fellow residents or visiting their schemes please tell your scheme manager or home manager and we maybe able to facilitate arrangements. 

A talking point

 
 

After requests from residents, we have set up a Sussex Housing & Care Facebook page to give everyone an online space to share their experiences, keep up to date with latest news and to get to know each other. Just sign up to Facebook and you will be able to take part and contribute to our online community.

Girl Guides visiting residents at Woodlands care home, Crowborough

Building links with young people

Many of our sites are based in villages and towns so are in close proximity to local primary and secondary schools and toddler groups. We have built strong links between school children and our residents in Mayfield, Battle and Bexhill. We have local toddler groups in Crowbrough and Haywards Heath regularly visit our care homes.

In addition, we have links with local brownie, scouts and girl guiding groups who visit to take part in projects and we support them in achieving their achievement badges.

Following a visit to St Richards College in Bexhill, resident Maureen Woodhams said: “It’s been a very entertaining afternoon. The children have been delightful and it’s a revelation to see the difference in the classroom from my days at school. It’s been lovely to share our experiences and learn from each other."

Get in touch!
Our residents are keen to meet new people so if you have any local connections who might be interested in volunteering or spending time with residents please get it touch! Please contact your scheme manager, home manager or the communications team: communications@sussexhousing.org.uk