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NHS Wheelchair and Seating Service

This service provides wheelchairs to people who have a permanent disability and whose ability to walk is therefore permanently restricted. The wheelchair service will loan a wheelchair to anyone who has a long-term mobility problem and is classified as unable, or virtually unable to walk indoors or outdoors. Referral by a health and social care professional is required for this service.
Mobility Support & Transport


Exchange your qualifying mobility allowance for a brand-new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair, so you can enjoy more freedom and independence.
Mobility Support & Transport


Shopmobility offers low-cost scooter and wheelchair hire in the city. You can collect from three Brighton locations, or Shopmobility can deliver to you.
Mobility Support & Transport

Bluebird Society For The Disabled

This charity offers transport facilities for a small charge with wheelchair access for doctors appointments or trips to the hospital. Our volunteer drivers will assist people into the facility and arrange to come back to collect them when ready. This support is for people living in Hove.
Mobility Support & Transport

Brighton & Hove Community Transport (BHCT) Easy Link Shopping Service

Door-to-door transport service for people, who find it difficult or impossible to get on and off buses, or to get to the bus stop, that will take you to a supermarket so you can do your shopping.
Mobility Support & Transport

Brighton & Hove Buses – The Helping Hand Scheme

Helping Hand cards can be arranged for bus users to discreetly and directly advise bus drivers of any assistance they may require.
Mobility Support & Transport Information & Advice Health


A useful scam protection toolkit with examples of typical scams and common warning signs.
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Cinnamon Trust

Offers dog walking for people aged 65+. Also offers practical help and advice for elderly or unwell people with pets.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause. TCF run a helpline with volunteers who are all bereaved parents. TCF is there whether you wish to ring the Helpline once, many times or simply from time to time. You may have been bereaved for just a few weeks or months, or five, 10, 20 years or more. Everyone’s loss and way of grieving is unique so please do phone when you feel the need. If either number is busy, please leave a message and they will get back to you.
Bereavement Services

National Bereavement Partnership Helpline

The National Bereavement Partnership provides a support helpline, counselling referral and befriending service for all those suffering from bereavement, grief, living loss, mental health issues, and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The helpline is open 7am-10pm, seven days a week, to listen to those in need, support them in dealing with their bereavement or offer guidance in dealing with issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information & Advice Bereavement Services
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