Find out about 17-week exercise classes, get your copy of our new Planning and Partnerships report and join our autumn events

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East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) newsletter

September 10, 2017

Prevent falls with ESBT strength and balance classes

Stability exercise classes

Exercise classes run by the ESBT falls and fractures service aim to improve stability and movement and reduce the likelihood of falls for those deemed at risk.

The hour-long classes take place over 17 weeks and are a safe and effective way to help give people the independence they need to manage their own health and wellbeing and keep them active in the community.

Mixed teams from across health and care are working together to provide the service, alongside local leisure organisations.

Find out how you, your friends or family members can access this service and get the timetable for classes across the ESBT area in our full article.

Get your copy of the planning and partnerships report

Planning and Partnerships Workshop

On 7 July, over 125 stakeholders came together in Hastings to share ideas and to explore setting up a new stakeholder group.

The workshop was in response to an ESBT Alliance review of how stakeholders are involved in the strategic planning of health and care services.

Our report from the event is now online. This looks at feedback from the discussions, suggestions on how our approach could be improved, and gives an idea of how the group would fit within the wider ESBT governance structure.

Download your copy of the report (PDF) from our full article.

ESBT Welfare Benefits and Debt Project helps 12,500 since April ’16

Welfare Benefits Project

The welfare benefits and debt project provides independent and confidential benefits and debt advice to residents across East Sussex.

In the first 15 months of the ESBT funded project, a sizeable £2.7 million of debt has been managed for 400 clients with long term physical or mental health conditions and over 12,500 people have received benefits and debt advice.

Since 2016 it has been funded by our two local CCGs who recognise that poverty is a major determinant of health inequality.

Find out more about the project and get information on how to access the service in our full article.

New treatment for enlarged prostate at Eastbourne DGH

Eastbourne DGH - Urolift team

An innovative new treatment for an enlarged prostate called UroLift System, has been used at Eastbourne District General Hospital, one of the first NHS hospitals in Sussex and Kent to carry out the procedure.

Read our full article to find out more about the procedure and why it is one of six innovations hand-picked by the UK Government as a strategically important product for the future of the NHS.

East Sussex: full of life!

Older People's Day 2017

Older residents are invited to celebrate the 10th annual Older People's Day on 1st October to mark the valuable contribution made by older people to our society and examine the issues that affect their lives.

East Sussex has been ranked in the top five places to retire and with the beautiful rolling countryside and idyllic coastal towns, and it’s no wonder that many people choose to move here in their later years.

You can find out more about the calendar of exciting activities taking place throughout September and October in our full article and get your copy of the programme!

The Big Gig – There’s more to me than LD!

The Big Gig

The Big Gig is an inclusive free event celebrating the good work with and for people with learning disabilities taking place on 25 October 2017.

The concept was thought up by people involved in learning disability services who have met at Locality Meetings for several years to talk about issues that are important to them.

The Big Gig is open to everyone in East Sussex and ties in with a campaign by the County Council's Involvement Matters Team to raise awareness that having a learning disability is part of who you are, but not the only part - "There's more to me than LD!".

Whether you are a person with a learning disability, a carer, a provider or someone from the wider community, this event offers something for everyone. Find out more in our full article and book your free place today!