What's on this half-term?

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Your County

25 May 2018

What's on this half-term?

A young girl holding two eggs

Looking for things to do while the kids are off school next week? 

From nature trails, musicals, fairs and dinosaurs there's something for everyone this half term. 

Check out Families Online's round up of events.  


Breaking down the barriers: Sarah Gordy

Sarah Gordy

As one of the few actors with Down’s syndrome on our screens, Sarah Gordy is blazing a trail for people with learning disabilities in the profession.

The Lewes-based performer spoke to Your County about her life on and off screen and how she hopes to inspire others. 

Read her interview: Breaking down the barriers


From war.....to here

Syrian family

An estimated five million Syrians have been forced to flee the county's long-running civil war - 200 of whom are making a new life for themselves in East Sussex. 

One family tells us how they left their conflict-torn homeland for the sanctuary of the East Sussex countryside. 

Read their story: From war...to here.


‘Outstanding’ rating for adult support service

An older person being supported by a carer

A service which helps people with learning disabilities in Hastings and Rother live independent lives has been given a glowing inspection report.

Hastings Community Support Service, run by East Sussex County Council, was rated ‘outstanding’ – the highest possible grading – in its latest report by the Care Quality Commission.

The service, based in Bexhill, provides specialist support to adults in their own homes, including support with social activities, daily living skills such as shopping and cooking, and personal care.

Find out more on our newsroom.