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East Sussex Local Offer Directory of Services

The Local Offer also consists of a directory, hosted on East Sussex 1Space. Our categories include SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) specific services. It lists many different activities and events for children, young people, parents and carers. Visit the 1Space directory to find out more:

The directory is free to use.

i-go (Register and Free Leisure Discount Card)

i-go is a register and free leisure discount card. It is for people 0-25 with additional needs living or studying in East Sussex.  This could include learning, physical, or social, emotional and mental health needs. A diagnosis is not always necessary.

The i-go leisure discount card gives you:

When you apply for an i-go leisure discount card, you also join The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register.

Find out more about i-go by visiting their website:

Short Breaks

Short breaks, also known as respite, are a range of services that support children, young people and their families. These allow children and young people some time away from their families, while enjoying new experiences.

Find out more by visiting our page on short breaks.

The short breaks page also explains the process for providers on how they can apply for a short breaks grant.

CLASS+ Coffee & Chat Sessions

CLASS+ regularly offer sessions for parents and carers of an autistic child or a child who is on the autism pathway. This allows them to:

You do not need to book to attend these events, you just need to turn up. Don't worry if you can't get there for the start of the session. You can drop in at any time during the sessions. We kindly ask that you don’t bring small children to these sessions.

Upcoming sessions in 2024 are:

For virtual sessions, please visit the CLASS+ Facebook page near the date for information on how to join.

These upcoming sessions are around autism and school transitions. This is whether your child is going up a school year, or moving from junior to secondary school.

All sessions offer a friendly and supportive environment.

We update this section often with upcoming sessions. You can also visit the CLASS+ Facebook page for more information.

Amaze Events

Amaze are a charity that have various upcoming workshops, groups, clubs and events. You can find out more by visiting the Amaze website:

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Amazing Futures East Sussex

Amazing Futures (part of Amaze) is for young people aged 14 to 25 with SEND, living in Brighton & Hove or East Sussex.

They run face-to-face peer support activity groups for young people with additional needs. Events on offer include games, art, seafront walks, an LGBTQ+ group, and much more.

These events are a great opportunity to meet people of a similar age and to get involved in a range of activities. You will also have the opportunity to talk to a trained peer support volunteer at the groups. They are not there to tell you what to do. They are happy to listen and support you to find your own solutions to any problems you may have.

East Sussex Local Offer Social Media

SEND East Sussex is the name of our Facebook and Instagram social media accounts. This is where we aim to inform followers about upcoming activities and events. These are activities and events that can be enjoyed by children, young people, parents and carers.

Following us on social media is another great way of keeping up-to-date with the latest news, information and guidance about SEND:

Please note, we aim to launch the SEND East Sussex X (previously known as Twitter) page in Summer 2024. In the meantime, you can follow our other X account:

SEND Connect East Sussex Newsletter

SEND Connect East Sussex is a newsletter for children and young people with SEND, and their families. It provides information, advice and resources. The newsletters includes Education East Sussex updates, news, ideas, activities and events.

The communications team at Education East Sussex created this newsletter.

You can sign up to our newsletter mailing list. This will allow you to receive future newsletters to your email inbox.

If you would like to feed into future newsletters, or have any feedback or questions for the team, please contact:

Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms

We explain some of the terms used on this website on our page, Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms.

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