Community Networks

Community networks, organised jointly by 3VA and the Locality Link Workers at East Sussex County Council, are meetings for voluntary & community groups and all others working in the local community. By coming along, you can talk to and learn from other groups and organisations active in your area, explore ways of working together and design how we can all be more involved in local conversations and plans in the future. 

A total of 8 locality networks supporting community resilience take place quarterly across East Sussex and 3VA is proud to help coordinate five of these. Browse the files below to read the reports from each network and check the dates of future meetings.

Eastbourne Community Network

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Eastbourne Community Network meetings will be held on:

 

Hailsham and Polegate Community Network

Reports

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Hailsham and Polegate Community Network meetings will be held on:

 

High Weald Community Network

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High Weald Community Network meetings will be held on:

 

Lewes and the Havens Community Network

At the last network meeting in June, which took the theme of ‘Falls, Frailty and Self-care’, 33 participants attended and heard presentations about the new frailty nurse service, input from a community dietician, details from a musculoskeletal practioner and took part in exercises facilitated by staff from Wave Leisure aimed at introducing and building up muscle strength and balance. Participants then went on to map frailty services in Lewes and the Havens and were offered a guided introduction to East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS). This theme was aligned with one of the stated CCG priority themes for the Lewes & the Havens area. View the slides presented at the meeting.

The next network meeting on 12 September (which is fully booked) has a theme of ‘Addressing loneliness and social isolation in our communities'.

Reports

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Lewes and the Havens Community Network meetings will be held on:

 

Seaford Community Network

The last network meeting in July was attended by 25 participants and focused on ‘Children and young peoples' mental health’. During the meeting participants were presented with information identifying and highlighting existing services, and in addition were asked to comment on proposals for creating more cohesive local services for children and young people’s mental health services. Participants commented that the opportunity to network with other local groups based in and around the town was again held to be the most useful aspect of the meeting  and there was some indication that participants welcomed the opportunity to feedback on the proposals for mental health services for children and young people. View the slides presented at the meeting.

The next network meeting on 3 October will have a theme of ‘Volunteering in Seaford’.
 

Reports

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Seaford Community Network meetings will be held on: