Activities and Events
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:
- Exciting offers from i-go partners at leisure centres, attractions, activities and clubs
- Accessibility information to help you plan your visit
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, 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 grants.
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 listen, share questions, ideas and experiences with other parents and carers.
You do not need to book to attend these events, you just need to turn up. We kindly ask that you don’t bring small children to these sessions.
There will be a short section during these sessions that will focus around the theme of Sensory Differences.
Upcoming sessions are:
- Thursday 30 November 2023 at Laughton Community Primary School, Church Lane, Laughton, Lewes, BN8 6AH from 9:00am to 10:30am
- Tuesday 5 December 2023 at Hailsham Family Hub, Hailsham East Community Centre, Vega Close, Hailsham, BN27 2JZ from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
- Wednesday 6 December 2023 at Breakwater Academy, Valley Road, Newhaven, BN9 9UT from 9:00am to 10:30am
- Thursday 7 December 2023 at Sidley Family Hub, 121 Ninfield Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 5BD from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. This session is for Dads and male relatives, such as Grandads.
We update this section regularly with upcoming sessions. You can also visit the CLASS+ Facebook page for more updates on CLASS+ sessions and workshops.
Amaze are a charity that have various upcoming workshops, groups, clubs and events. You can find out more by visiting the Amaze website:
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.
Education East Sussex Social Media
Education East Sussex on Facebook and Twitter
Education East Sussex is the name of our Facebook and Twitter 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 our Facebook and Twitter is a great way of keeping up-to-date with the latest news, information and guidance about SEND:
We run an Instagram project, known as inspireAble. This account is for young people with neurodiversity. It allows them to get involved and contribute towards a social media community.
If you (a young person) or a young person you know would like to get involved with the Instagram project, please contact:
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.