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Service

The Services We Offer

Social Advocacy

Many people in our society are voiceless and their needs,opinions and ideas are overlooked. DCES strives to share space and give an audience to the marginalised.

Heritage and Culture

Our cultural identities and heritage give us the base for a fulfilled and focused life. The Sussex Heritage Network is one of our partners who share a common aim to promote our Histories, Cultures and Heritage.

Fun Things

We all need the space, time and opportunities to do things that are enjoyable and make us whole.

Who & Where

We aim to serve all of society currently within Sussex. Our focus is to foster values that allow for equality of opportunity and access of an equal value to all. We stand firmly against any percieved injustice or discrimination based on the characteristics defined by law and beyond.

Training

We provide basic training on a wide scope of skills as and when possible. Our aim is to give the foundation for individuals to engage with skills and educational establishments.

Legal Sign-posting

As it has become more difficult to access assistance through legal and statutory agencies we strive to help in assessing need and explore available routes to professional guidance. Legal Aid has become harder to access and the services offered through the third sector have seen huge budget cuts.

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Keeping healthy and fit to live a fuller life:

Health and well-being are amongst the most important elements of a good life.


Health and Wellbeing Good mental and physical wellbeing is vital to a wholesome life experience. Our aim is to help people improve their mental and physical health and to strengthen and take control of their overall wellbeing. We connect people with the services they need, when they need them. Working across communities with a wide array of local partners we ensure those supported can improve their everyday living, tackle levels of anxiety, become more independent and confident, meet new people, support their health and lifestyle goals.

Help, advocacy and support through difficult legal processes:

Advocates with the support of the familiar through difficult and intimidating processes that are normally weighted.


Our role is to offer independent support to people to have a voice and to be heard, enabling them to access their rights and empowering them to complain if they so wish, so that positive outcomes are reached for all.

Training, skilling, self development and eduction guidance:

Where possible we will run training, signpost to opportunities and give added support for those undertaking eduction or training.


Employability is central to supporting people into the workplace, especially those with complex needs is a vital service – valuable to individuals, families, communities, businesses and the economy. Careers support helps people improve their life chances as they enter and sustain meaningful work and tackle in-work poverty. Evidence shows that by helping people to develop their careers, build their confidence and improve their skills that self-esteem improves as does health and wellbeing. All of this contributes to better tomorrows and improved life chances for individuals and communities.

Activism and advocacy for all to benefit from services:

The barriers to services need challenging and addressing.


Our role is to offer independent support to people to have a voice and to be heard, enabling them to access their rights and empowering them to complain if they so wish, so that positive outcomes are reached for all.

Sharing heritage culture and community engagement:

Celebrating heritage culture and histories makes for a cohesive society.


Heritage as a vehicle for community engagement. There has been a growing recognition of the importance of cultural activity in the lives of people, communities and places. There is now a clear acknowledgement of the social and economic value of culture alongside the intrinsic value of cultural activity as an enriching experience.