DeafCOG is a Deaf social enterprise providing access to user led services for D/deaf* people within a signing environment with access to all other communication methods as required. DeafCOG is user led from the outset by D/deaf people supporting D/deaf people in their preferred language or communication mode.
We are an informal group of people who use Direct Payments who have come together to share their experiences of Direct Payments and Self Directed Support. We currently have groups which meet in Hastings and Eastbourne on a monthly basis, but are looking at setting up further groups across the county. We aim to provide a forum where you can discuss problems you may be facing within your own Direct Payments / Self Directed Support experience, as well as arranging speakers on a variety of relevant topics.
The Fed Centre for Independent Living is a user-led organisation that promotes independent living for all. The Fed works towards equality by inspiring disabled people to identify barriers and define solutions. We provide advice and support services for disabled people living in Brighton and Hove.
Recovery Partners is a mental health recovery project working across East Sussex. We are a non-profit organisation that is 100% user-led and run. We all have lived experience of mental health challenges and have been trained as Peer Support Specialists to empower others in wellbeing, respect, recovery, hope and inspiration. We offer services to individuals and groups.
We are a user-led organisation which welcomes those with hidden disabilities - primarily Fibromyalgia, Diabetes and Mental Health Impairment. Wiishes challenges stigma and encourages wider understanding by learning about disability through engaging with local services and activities and we are committed to Service User Involvement at local and county levels. Our strong links with the Wealden Disability Involvement Group is one way that enables us to support members to participate in consultation projects involving Health and Social Care. Our aim is to equip our members to live and lead more fulfilling and active lives despite their conditions, by helping them with aspects including education, training, personal development and life skills.