From the 1st April 2021 there will be some changes to the provision of services in Sussex. Firstly four Victim Hubs will go live across the County (in Eastbourne, Hastings, Horsham and Brighton). Each Victim Hub will have a multi-agency function, comprising police and partners from the main commissioned victim support providers. The Hubs will follow the principles of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH) by co-locating the main commissioned victim support service providers in a single consolidated hub. The Hubs will reduce duplication and provide an enhanced victim experience by ensuring a more co-ordinated and co-located approach to victim support provision, and will reduce the risk of re-traumatising victims by having to retell their story to multiple providers. In addition they will support a common needs assessment for victim support across service areas. The hubs will also enable a more effective feedback loop between victim support providers and investigators within the Police.
The specialist domestic abuse support in Brighton & Hove will be delivered by Victim Support: For general enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org For more information: Sussex – Victim Support
The specialist domestic abuse services for East Sussex will be provided by CGL. Please call: 0300 323 9985 for general enquiries. For more information: Domestic Abuse Service – East Sussex | Change Grow Live | Supporting survivors of abuse and violence
The specialist rape and sexual violence abuse service for Sussex will be provided by Survivors Network. For general enquiries email email@example.com or for further information: Home – Survivors Network
The specialist stalking advocacy services for Sussex will be provided by Veritas Justice: For enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or please call: 01273 234773. For further information: Vertitas Justice | Stalking advocacy and advice services (veritas-justice.co.uk)
The Brighton and Hove Refuge provision for Women aged 18+ and their children (aged 0-18) will be provided by Stonewater. For more information please either call 01293 780419 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or email Brighton.Refuge@stonewater.org. For further information: Worried about domestic abuse? (stonewater.org)
Other services that fall outside of the above will also continue to operate as they currently do. The current Safe Space Sussex Website holds details of these services: www.safespacesussex.org.uk