SEND support from Amaze in East Sussex

Amaze supports children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families in East Sussex.

We are based in Eastbourne but we offer services both online and in person across East Sussex including Lewes, Hastings, Bexhill and Seaford.

SENDIASS advice line

Amaze SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. If you are a child or young person with a special educational need or a disability (SEND), or the parent of a child or young person with SEND, you can call the Amaze SENDIASS advice line for information and advice. The advice line is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm. Email or call 01273 772289.

More about the SENDIASS helpline

Amazing Futures peer support groups

Our Amazing Futures peer support activity groups offer a chance to have fun and make friends. You can also talk to our peer supporters about what’s going on with you. The groups have a selection of games and activities, as well as trained peer support volunteers aged 18-25 for you to talk to. Our East Sussex Amazing Futures groups are based at the YMCA Youth Advice Centre in Eastbourne. To join Amazing Futures East Sussex, contact Claire Piper on 07484 915038 or email

Read more about Amazing Futures peer support groups

Amazing Futures careers advice for young people

We can give advice to young people with additional needs to plan their next steps in education, employment or training. To ask about getting support, email Dara Russell on or call 07485 345903.

More about Careers advice.

Face 2 Face befriending

Our Face 2 Face peer support befriending service offers families in East Sussex support around the time of diagnosis or new challenges. Parents and carers are matched with a befriender who is also the parent or carer of a child with additional needs. For more information contact Marie Baker or on 07484 051755.

Read more about Face 2 Face

NDP Family Training and Navigation Service

Amaze’s NDP service supports East Sussex families at each stage along the neurodevelopmental pathway to manage the challenges that children and young people face. The conditions covered by the NDP Service in East Sussex include Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tics/Tourette Syndrome, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), learning disabilities/developmental delay, social communication concerns and sensory processing disorder.

Find out more about the NDP Family Training and Navigation Service.

Help with claiming DLA or PIP

Amaze can offer expert advice and sometimes practical support with making claims for Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment for a child or young person up to 25. You can call our advice line, get fact sheets and other written resources, and we run regular online workshops to help you understand how to make a successful claim. Email or call 01273 772289.

Read more about getting help with disability benefits claims

Workshops and courses

Amaze runs regular workshops and courses for parent carers and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) across Sussex both in person and online. Topics covered include disability benefits, EHCPs, SEN support in school and planning for the future. Check out our events calendar for the latest workshops and courses.

Supporting the East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF)

Amaze supports the East Sussex Parent Carer Forum, helping to ensure the voice of parent carers is heard by the people who plan services for children and young people with SEND.  ESPCF are based at the Amaze office in Eastbourne.

Visit the East Sussex Parent Carer Forum website

Our offices

You can find our Eastbourne office at the following address:

Amaze, First Floor Office, The Deerfold Centre, 233, Seaside, BN22 7NR

Amaze services are available by appointment

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