All local support

The Fed
Main: 01273 89 40 40
Advocacy: 01273 89 40 45
Disability Advice Centre: 01273 89 40 50
Direct Payments: 01273 89 40 55
Payroll: 01273 89 40 60
Shopmobility: 01273 32 32 39
Rutland Gardens: 01273 20 89 34
Space for Change: 01273 73 86 32
Charity offering advice and support to those who are disabled, to live independently. The Disability advice centre hosts a drop in from Brighton & Hove community safety team providing someone to talk to an individual feels they have been a victim of anti-social behaviour, or a hate crime.
The Saturn Centre, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
01293 600469
Line opening hours (Closed now)
9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Out of hours please call: 0800 033 7797
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
West Sussex
RH11 7DH
Walk in hours (Open now)

The Saturn Centre SARC provides a 24/7 response service to victims of rape and sexual assault who are aged 14 and over. There is no need to feel alone, our service is run by a team of dedicated and specially trained Nurses, Doctors and Support Workers and we are here to help. If you report directly to Sussex Police they can arrange for you to attend our specialist centre in Crawley for immediate support, healthcare and possibly to secure forensic evidence. We also offer a free, confidential service so you can use our services securely without any Police involvement whatsoever. Reporting without Police involvement ensures that evidence can be obtained and safely stored whilst you receive support and advice and decide on what you would like to do next. There is also a 24/7 Freephone Advice Number where you will be able to speak to a specialist Nurse for further advice if you are unsure what to do.

The Portal
0300 323 9985
Line opening hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Help and support for all survivors of domestic or sexual abuse or violence in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.  The Portal is a partnership of three leading Sussex Abuse Charities; RISE, Survivors Network and CRI.  Visit the website for more information, to download a poster or to order printed materials.  

The Survivor's Assistance Network (SAN)

The Survivors Assistance Network is funded by the Ministry of Justice to provide free practical and emotional support to people affected by a terrorist incident. This includes the bereaved and injured but it also extends to witnesses or those affected in other ways by an incident. SAN is a project of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, founded by the parents of 12 year old Tim Parry who was killed by an IRA bomb in Warrington in 1993.

More information about the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace can be found at

Time to Talk Befriending
Units 7 and 8 (buzzer 6),
First Floor,
West Werks, 41-43 Portland Road,

At Time to Talk Befriending we believe our elders should be honoured and respected – not forgotten. Yet there are literally thousands of older people living in our local neighbourhoods who feel invisible and alone. It is therefore time for change!

Maintaining friendships and remaining active are two key factors to improving wellbeing in later life. We therefore cannot advocate befriending enough! Not only do strong friendships develop bridging the gap between generations, but some older people said they felt worthless and didn’t want to live anymore until they were matched with a volunteer for much needed companionship and ‘time to talk’.

The Silverline
Trade Tower,
Calico Row,
SW11 3YH
Walk in hours (Closed now)
09:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We also offer telephone and letter friendship schemes where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests; facilitated group calls; and help to connect people with local services in their area. Our specially-trained helpline team:

  • Offer information, friendship and advice.

  • Link callers to local groups and services.

  • Offer regular friendship calls.

  • Protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect