Support for families with children aged 0 to 19

Support for families with children aged 0 to 19

Early Help Service 0 to 19

The Early Help Service 0–19 can help support your family from pregnancy until your child is 19.

The service is made up of East Sussex County Council and NHS professionals, who can offer a wide range of support at your home, from a Children’s Centre or a Youth Centre.

We can offer help and support through:

  • Health Visiting health clinics and home visits
  • Keywork Support
  • Family groups at a Children’s Centre
  • Youth groups at a Youth Centre
  • Supporting you to become a volunteer 
  • Training courses to improve Life Skills
  • Support with child Speech and Language
  • Antenatal support (NHS)

  • Parenting Advice and Courses

​What I can expect from my Health Visiting team (NHS)


Email: Early Help Service 0–19 enquiries

Telephone: 0345 60 80 192

List of Children Centres and Youth Centres

Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford area

  • Archery Youth Centre
  • Devonshire Children’s Centre
  • Hailsham East Children’s Centre
  • Shinewater Children’s Centre

Lewes and the Havens' areas

  • Lewes Children’s Centre
  • Peacehaven Children’s Centre
  • The Joff Youth Centre

High Weald area

  • Heathfield Youth Centre
  • Uckfield Children’s Centre

Rother area

  • Sidley Children’s Centre

Hastings and St Leonards area

  • East Hastings Children’s Centre
  • Hastings Town Children’s Centre
  • Hollington Youth Centre
  • Robsack Children’s Centre – North St Leonards
  • St Leonards Children’s Centre

Volunteering within the Early Help Service 0 to 19

Volunteering within the Early Help service is a chance to learn new skills, meet new people and give something back to your community.

You could help run a parent and toddler drop in group, greet families on reception or in a health clinic or working with young people.

We train and support you, and can offer a reference after 6 months of volunteering.

Volunteering roles

Contact your local Children’s Centre to find out more

What happens next

  • Pick up an application pack
  • Meet with one of our volunteer coordinators
  • Complete a security check and application form
  • Complete an accredited training programme