Local Community Groups


The SASBAH Local Community Group Network

SASBAH’s Local Community Groups operate in five different districts across East and West Sussex. They offer the opportunity for all our service users, families and supporters to come together regularly to share experiences, to offer respite where needed, to improve understanding of the full range of support systems available, to help to increase social inclusion, and raise awareness in local communities through activities that the group decides it wishes to undertake.

Each group meets once a month (or more frequently if they wish), and it is for the group themselves to decide what they wish to do, or who they may wish to invite to help meet needs or provide information. Many of the groups also have a social agenda, which offers an important cohesive bond for support. Local promotional work and joint fundraising initiatives also feature in most of the groups.

The groups serve the following districts:

• Hastings and Rother (meet in Bexhill-on-Sea)

• Brighton & Hove  (meet in Hove)

• Worthing and Adur (meet in Worthing)

• Mid Sussex (meet in Burgess Hill)

• Crawley and Horsham (meet in Crawley)


SASBAH staff are always on hand at each group meeting, and are able to help arrange any specific needs or activities, or invite speakers.

If you would like to join one of the groups as a volunteer or supporter; or you have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and would like to meet others; please contact Claire on 07920 576313


Sasbah Local Community Groups – Venues and Dates July – October 2017









Brighton & Hove



Sainsbury's Cafe

Sainsbury's West Hove

361-367 Old Shoreham Road


3rd Thursday of each month

12.30 – 2.30pm


20th July

17th August

21st September

19th October

Crawley & Horsham

On 9th August we are trying out the community room in Starbucks, 12/13 Queens Square, Crawley  RH10 1DY 

2nd Wednesday of each month


12.30 – 2.30pm

9th August

13th September

11th October

Eastbourne & Wealden

This group is taking a break.  We are considering options for reforming in 2017.  Please let us know if you might be interested in joining or have ideas for a venue 




Hastings & Rother

Sidley Children’s Centre
121 Ninfield Road
Bexhill TN39 5BD


August meeting is the 1st Wednesday but usually 1st Friday of each month.

12noon – 2pm

*to be followed by a craft session for children + adults until 4pm

2nd  August*

1st September*

6th October

Mid Sussex


The Theatre Bar, Martlets Hall,

Civic Way,

Burgess Hill, RH15 9NN

September group to be at Wetherspoons, in Burgess Hill.


4th Thursday

4th  Thursday

3rd  Thursday

4th Thursday

12noon – 2pm


27th July

24th August

21st September

26th October

Worthing & Adur


22-26 South Street

Worthing  BN11 


3rd Friday of each month

12noon – 2pm

21st July

18th August

15th September

20th October









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