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 helpline

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 helpline for information and advice. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm. 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

Looking Forward careers advice for young people

Amaze’s Looking Forward project helps young people with additional needs to plan their next steps in education, employment or training. To ask about getting support, email Amy Goble on or phone Liam Ryan on 07483 111659

Read more about Looking Forward careers guidance

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 Debbie Collins or on 07983598711.

Read more about Face 2 Face

Help with claiming DLA or PIP

Amaze can offer expert advice and practical support with making claims for Disability Living Allowance for a child or young person or Personal Independence Payment as they become young adults. We offer advice via our helpline, via fact sheets and other written resources and we run workshops and groups in East Sussex to help you understand how to make a successful claim. For help with DLA or PIP call our helpline on 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:

YMCA Youth Advice Centre, 56-58 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7QL

Amaze services are available by appointment


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