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Older Peoples’ Day
Village Event

Wednesday 12 October

The Village Hall

Join local town crier, Peter, for a ‘Town Criers and Bellmen Past and Present’ talk.
Weather permitting, we will meet outside the village church beforehand to be called together.
Free tea and cake.

Contact Kate 01273 516207 or
Free parking is available. Public transport is limited.
Contact CTLA (01273 517332) for door-to-door transport.

And he is also taking part in this event as well.


Low cost Workshops
at the Phoenix Centre Lewes

Open to everyone in the Community

Plus activities Programme

Click below to download leaflet for full information



Weekly Message from Siobhan Melia

A message from Siobhan Melia

This is my first ‘weekly message’ as the new Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. This is an important way for me to personally keep our staff, patients and partner organisations updated about the work we do. I also want it to be a way of opening up dialogue, and would love to hear from you as I get started in my new role.

Many of you will know that I have been at Sussex Community since 2013, and have been leading our approach to Partnership and Commercial Development.

I therefore know what an amazing team of people we have here and the huge potential we have. Working together with our partners we can continue to improve and build on our impressive success of the last few years.

My first priority will be to be as available as possible to our frontline staff and I am therefore spending my first few days in the role with our teams ‘on the ground’. We need to keep improving the standard of care for our patients and my approach is very much about creating the conditions for our staff to make decisions at a local level.

We have a fantastic platform to build on here. Now we can move forward together in our ambition to deliver ‘outstanding’ care for our patients.

Please watch this short video which sets out my immediate priorities.


Monthly Community Wellbeing Events in Newhaven

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT), the local provider of adult community NHS services, is holding monthly Community Wellbeing Events at Newhaven Rehabilitation Centre from 3 October.

These new events have been developed to support the local vision of delivering holistic health and care to local people by bringing together health, care, voluntary organisations and local groups.

Local people are encouraged to attend these free events to meet with and find out more about local adult NHS community and voluntary services, and how to access them. Organisations including Age UK East Sussex as well as befriending groups will be available. There is no need for people to book – simply just pop in.

These events are being held at the Staff Room at Newhaven Rehabilitation Centre, Church Hill, Newhaven, BN9 9HH
Mondays 9:30am until 1pm on the following dates:

  • 3 October
  • 7 November
  • 5 December
  • 9 January 2017
  • 6 February
  • 6 March

Further information is available from the SCFT website:

For further information contact: Paul Somerville on 01273 696 011 (ext. 1520) or email:

Older People’s Day


Click image above to download brochure of all events

To see just the Meridian OPD events click above.

The Alzheimer’s Society is asking people in Sussex to spend time together tackling the biggest health issue of our time, by joining Brighton’s Memory Walk to raise money for a world without dementia.

Brighton Memory Walk
Hove Lawns
Saturday 08 October

Arrive from 10am
Walk starts 11am

Meeting point
The field adjacent to King Alfred Leisure Centre BN3 2WW

Distance 2km or 7km