Support & Social Groups

We currently run six support and social groups in West Sussex, with over 200 members of all ages.

Each group is individual and run differently, and activities range from days out and short breaks to regular coffee mornings and peer support sessions.

All the groups are committed to supporting and empowering people and they provide a valuable link, supporting people to access and participate fully in their local communities.

Join us!

Our groups are always looking for new members and all of them have a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. If you would like to join any of the groups or find out more about them please contact them directly using the details below.

If you would like to set up a support or social group in your area we can provide you with support and information to help you get started. For more information please contact our Policy and Communications Department by phone on 08456 0123 99 ext 214 or email info@independentlives.org.uk.

  • Bognor

Meets: on the third Thursday of each month.
At: Jubilee Hall, Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted, PO21 5SU.
For more information please contact: Sylvia Belcher on 01243 584133.

  • Crawley Open Fields

Meets: on alternate Mondays at 11am.
At: Tavern on the Green, Peterhouse Parade, Crawley, RH10 3BA.
For more information please contact: Irene Winn on 01293 531764.

  • Hassocks & Hurstpierpoint

Meets: on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am - 12pm.
At: Ribbetts House, Trinity Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, BN6 9XE.
For more information please contact: Mrs S Thornhill on 01273 832510.

  • Haywards Heath

Meets: arranges home visits and group outings.
For more information please contact: Jane de Pinna on 01444 454883

  • Shoreham & Southwick

Meets: on alternate Wednesdays.
At: Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TE.
For more information please contact: Mrs Susan Wilton on 01273 592990 or email susan.wilton@ability-it.com.

  • Worthing

Meets: the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month from 2.00pm - 4pm
At: Goring United Reform Church, Worthing, BN12 4EA.
For more information please contact: Trish Reynolds on 01903 260902.