A-Z Directory (C-D)

Cancer Information & Services

Cancer Support Line

Provides an information telephone line.
Tel: 0808 808 0000
Website: www.macmillan.org.uk


A self help group for family, friends and colleagues of cancer patients.
Tel: 0845 438 6418
Email: info@cancervive.org.uk
Website: www.cancervive.org.uk

Macmillan Community Team

Provides advice and support for those affected by advanced cancer or other life limiting illnesses and their carers.
Tel: 01273 885000
Website: www.brightonandhove.nhs.uk

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Provides free nursing care to cancer patients and those with other terminal illnesses in their own homes.
Tel: 020 7599 7777
Website: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Sussex Cancer Centre

Provides bereavement support service for relatives of patients who have been seen in the centre.
Tel: 01273 696955 Ext 4324
Website: www.sussexcancer.net

Care Homes


Provides help and information for people on the funding of long term care. The site includes advice on the types of care available, legal aspects, state benefits and options for paying for care.
Website: www.carefeesadvice.com
Email: care@carefeesadvice.com

Independent Age

Provide information and advice covering all aspects, from choosing a home to funding options. They also have an advice line to take calls on the subject.
Website: www.independentage.org/advice/guides-and-factsheets/
Tel: 0800 319 6789

Community Care

Community Care Fact Sheet

We produce a Fact Sheet (No. 6) on Community Care.  This provides information on help from the Council’s Adult Social Care Services, assessments of people and carers and care plans. It also covers charges for home and day care and residential and nursing home care. To download this Fact Sheet please click on this link.

Computer Skills

Computer Skills and IT Training

We produce a Fact Sheet (No.10) on Computer Skills and IT Training. This gives details of free or low-cost IT training in Brighton and Hove and free online training courses. To download this Fact Sheet please click on this link.

Counselling Services

Age UK

Qualified volunteer counsellors who work with individuals aged 50+ who live in Brighton, Hove & Portslade.  There is no charge for this service but you can choose to make a contribution.
Tel: 01273 720603
E-mail: info@ageuk-bh.org.uk
Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/brightonandhove

As You Are

Low-cost counselling for depression, stress and anxiety for people living in Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Southwick, Shoreham, Lancing & Worthing.  Free initial assessment followed by up to 24 sessions on a sliding scale of £5 to £20 each.
Tel: 07952 754859 or 07507 706478
E-mail: info@asyouarecentre.co.uk
Website: www.asyouarecentre.co.uk

Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Provides counselling support in the hospitals for patients, relatives and staff.
Tel: 01273 696955 Ext 4611
Email: e-communications@bsuh.nhs.uk
Webite: www.bsuh.nhs.uk

Brighton Women’s Centre

A resource centre run by women to support women in Brighton and Hove. It offers a drop-in, advice and information, counselling, training and a Pre-School (Toybox) for 2-5 year olds.
Tel: 01273 698036
Email: info@womenscentre.org.uk
Website: www.womenscentre.org.uk

Counselling Directory

An on-line support network, making it easy for those in distress to find a counsellor close them and appropriate for their needs. A free and confidential service.
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Federation Centre for Independent Living

Low cost counselling for people with disabilities, their families, friends and carers.
Tel: 01273 296747
E-mail: info@thefedonline.org.uk
Website: www.bhfederation.org.uk

Parental Support Counselling Service

Low cost counselling by qualified counsellors, to parents, siblings and carers of a child or young person with a disability or special need. There is a small charge of between £5 and £20. Siblings (13+) and children with disabilities can also be offered sessions, or they might sometimes be referred on for play therapy if unable to benefit from a talking or arts based therapy.
Tel: 01273 682253.


Provides counselling to carers who are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse.
Tel: 0800 085 4450 (freephone) or 01273 671607


Relate has obtained funding to provide up to 8 sessions of counselling for some groups of carers referred via the Carers Centre.  Please contact a member of the Adult Carers Team for more information (746222)

Rock Clinic

Provides free counselling to carers, funded until March 2012 by the Council/NHS. This can include  counselling for individuals, couples and/or families. Referral is via The Carers Centre Adult Carers Team on 01273 746222
Website: http://www.rockclinic.org.uk/


Provides a telephone support service for people experiencing distress or despair.
Tel: 01273 772277 or 0845 7909090 (national)
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

The Martlets Hospice

Offers support and counselling to families who have a connection with their services. The cancer centre at the Royal Sussex County Hospital also has MacMillan Nurses who offer support to cancer patients and their families (Tel: 01273 664693).
Tel: 01273 273400
Website: www.themartlets.org.uk


Provides support for women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
Tel: 01273 622822
Website: www.riseuk.org.uk


Provides a counselling service for women experiencing mental ill health and emotional distress, such as depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
Tel: 01273 622886
Email: threshold@bht.org.uk
Website: www.bht.org.uk

Women and Children’s Health Counselling Service

Offers a counselling service to individuals and couples who are treated within the women and children’s health directorate.
Tel: 01273 696955 Ext 7620

Deaf People’s Services

Sussex Deaf Association

Offers community drop-ins, an outreach service and volunteer and befriending services.
Head Office: Brighton Deaf Centre, Carlton Hill, Brighton BN2 0GW
Tel: 01273 671899 / 07958 655117
Website: www.sussexdeaf.co.uk


Alzheimer’s Society

Provides support in the Brighton and Hove area to people with dementia and their carers.  Services include drop-in centres, carer support and information and home visits.
01273 726266
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
A series of useful factsheets on Dementia and its impacts can be found here


A charity which exists to improve dementia care in Brighton & Hove in a measurable way. It addresses the need for specialist care for those whose illness produces unpredictable and challenging behaviour.
Email: info@ardis.org.uk
Website: www.ardis.org.uk


Brighton & Hove NHS

Provides details of dentists in your area.
Tel: 0300 1000 899
Email: brightonandhovepals@nhs.net
Website: www.brightonandhovepct.nhs.uk

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

A service offering advice about local health and health related services.
Tel: 0800 013 0251
Email: brightonandhovepals@nhs.net
Website: www.brightonandhovepct.nhs.uk

Disability Advice

Car Badges

The Council has a Car Badge parking scheme  for people with a disability who travel by car either as a driver or passenger. Contact the Council’s Blue Badge Department for details.
Tel: 01273 296270
Email: parking@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Child Development Centre

The Seaside View Child Development Centre is based at Brighton General Hospital. It provides a range of services for children with disabilities or developmental needs including family support.
Tel: 01273 265780

Contact a Family

Offers advice and information for families with disabled children on benefits, grants, short breaks, local support groups, schools etc.
Tel: 0808 808 3555
Email: info@cafamily.org.uk
Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

Disability Advice Centre

Provides information and advice on all disability related matters including benefits, for disabled people living or working in Brighton and Hove and their carers. Services include telephone appointments, dropping in, home visits and practical support.
Tel: 01273 296747
Email: disabilityadvice@thefedonline.org.uk
Website: www.bhfederation.org.uk

Motability Car Scheme

The scheme is to help people with disabilities use their higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance to lease  or buy a car.
Tel: 0845 4564566

We Connect Now

We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.



Doctors (General Practitioners/GPs)

NHS Brighton and Hove Patient Services

Can allocate you to a GP practice near your home. You will need to contact the practice to register.
Tel: 01903 756800
Website: www.brightonandhovepct.nhs.uk

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

A service offering advice about local health and health related services.
Tel: 0800 013 0251
Email: brightonandhovepals@nhs.net
Website: www.brightonandhovepct.nhs.uk

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Unit (Brighton Police)

A service providing support for those experiencing domestic violence.
Tel: 0845 6070999


Provides support for women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
Tel: 01273 622822
Website: www.riseuk.org.uk

Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Pavilions has responsibility for providing drug and alcohol services for adults in Brighton and Hove.
Tel: 0800 014 9819
Website: www.pavilions.org.uk
Email: info@pavilions.org.uk




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