Supporting Each Other

If you’d like to talk to like-minded people and explore issues related to independent living and support each other to find solutions, come along to one of our monthly drop-ins, or join us online.

Independent Living Monthly Drop-ins

Our monthly drop-ins take place in Hastings, Eastbourne and Lewes.  They are informal get-togethers, and we encourage people to come to the one which is nearest to them or most convenient.  As the name suggests, it's a drop-in, so don't feel you have to come to every one - but it's nice to get to know each other.  Light refreshments are available at each session.


Our Hastings group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.


Disability Inclusion, 6 Trinity Street, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HG

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, 7 May 2019
  • Tuesday, 4 June 2019
  • Tuesday, 2 July 2019
  • Tuesday, 6 August 2019
  • Tuesday, 3 September 2019
  • Tuesday, 1 October 2019
  • Tuesday, 5 November 2019
  • Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Our Lewes group MEETS on the second Wednesday of each month from 12:30PM to 2:30pm.


All Saints Church, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, 12 June 2019
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 14 August 2019
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2019
  • Wednesday, 9 October 2019
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2019
  • Wednesday, 11 December 2019


Our Eastbourne group MEETS on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30am to 12:30pm.


St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, 16 May 2019
  • Thursday, 20 June 2019
  • Thursday,18 July 2019
  • Thursday, 22 August 2019
  • Thursday, 19 September 2019
  • Thursday, 17 October 2019
  • Thursday, 21 November 2019
  • Thursday, 19 December 2019

Online Meetings

We appreciate that some people can’t attend face-to-face drop-ins, either because of other commitments or impairment-related reasons. Other people would like to share their experiences but would prefer to be in touch in a different way. WE’ll soon be starting regular monthly meetings via Zoom. Please keep an eye on this page for upcoming dates and instruction on how to join a Zoom meeting.

Join Us On Facebook

Our Facebook group is a closed group where posts can only be seen by its members. We want to make sure it’s a safe place for people to share their experiences with people in a similar position to themselves, so if you receive a Personal Budget for yourself or a family member, or you’re a disabled person who’s interested in issues related to independent living, please feel free to join the Facebook Group.

Please Note

All views expressed in our face-to-face meetings and online discussions are solely the views of the individual and are based on their own experiences.  They are not a replacement for professional advice which should be sought from an appropriate organisation.