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Your East Sussex.

27 August 2020

Join the Ageing Well Festival!

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The Ageing Well Festival is here to inspire generations to live long and full lives and to show you’re never too old to work on your health and wellbeing and above all have fun.

Celebrate Older People’s Day with the Ageing Well Festival 2020 – events will take place online throughout September and October with a range of informative events, quizzes and creative activities.

Take a look at what's on and read some inspiring stories: Celebrating Older People’s Day with the Ageing Well Festival

Walks to enjoy this September

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Enjoy the great outdoors and get some steps in this September with these walks around East Sussex.

There are two walking festivals on, plus Beat the Street is back!

Get all the details here: Walking your way around East Sussex.


Are you ready for a local lockdown?

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Would you be ready if we were to go into a local lockdown?

While East Sussex has low rates of the virus compared to some other parts of England, we want to make sure everyone is ready if there is a local outbreak. The virus is still in our communities and no one wants to go back to panic buying loo roll!

Take a look at how you can be prepared for a local lockdown or if you need to self-isolate. 

Planning for a local outbreak – are you ready?

Getting ready for back to school

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Are you and your children ready for the new school year?

For some children, they will be returning for the first time since lockdown, starting at a new school, or going to school for the first time ever. A new school year can feel daunting for many children, without a pandemic thrown into the mix!

To help your family prepare for school and manage the worries that children may be feeling, we’ve rounded up advice and resources that can help as September approaches.

Take a look at our going back to school tips for parents and carers.

Easy steps to Better Health

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For many of us, lockdown has seen us become less active and sometimes use comfort food and wine to help us cope with the new normal. 

If you're wanting to improve your health, the Better Health app can help. 

Better Health is the new national health campaign by the NHS which offers help and advice for those wishing to become healthier. It provides tools and apps to help you make healthier food choices, become more active and prevent future weight gain.

Find out more and take a look at some easy ways to make healthier choices: Better Health in the time of Covid.

From the newsroom...

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Help is at hand for crisis-hit residents. Residents struggling to afford food and essentials due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis will continue to be given vital help.

New routes to open up for cyclists and walkers. Seven schemes, which include new cycle routes, pavement widening and temporary road closures are being developed using money from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund. 

Seek support if you are struggling with your mental health. The number of GP referrals to Community Connectors – a service to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing, has fallen dramatically during the pandemic raising concerns that people might not be getting the support they need.

Projects supporting reduction in suicide and self-harm can benefit from new funding. Cash boosts of up to £15,000 are being made available for projects that help to prevent suicides and reduce self-harm in high risk groups.