Useful Contacts

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break-the-silenceIf you are concerned about an adult at risk of abuse in Brighton & Hove call Access Point, the contact centre for Adult Social Care, on 01273 295555

In an emergency call 999

View more information on making a referral


The Portal provides a single point of contact for victims and survivors of domestic or sexual abuse and violence, helping them to find the right help, advice and support. The Portal can also give advice and support to friends, families and professionals.

0300 323 9985 

National Domestic Violence Helpline (24-hour helpline)   0808 2000 247

Elder Abuse Response raise awareness of elder abuse as well as running a Peer Support Volunteer Programme which brings older people together to support each other and a helpline.

080 8808 8141 

Healthwatch is the independent watchdog for health and social care services in Brighton & Hove. They support local individuals and communities to influence the design, delivery and improvement of local health and social care services, and enable people to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing by assisting them when they have concerns or complaints about these services.

0300 012 0122 

Public Concern at Work  is a whistle blowing line for staff concerned about bad practice in the workplace

020 7404 6609

Samaritans provide a 24 hour freephone line for people to confidentially talk about any issue

116 123

Grassroots Suicide Prevention support communities to prevent suicide, one life at a time. They teach suicide alertness and intervention skills to community members and professionals, and are proudly working towards making Brighton & Hove the UK’s first Suicide-Safer City. Their Stay Alive app is free to download from Google Play or Apple’s App Store

Mental Health Line provide support and information over the phone
0300 5000 101    Monday to Friday 5pm to 9am, and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays

Saneline out-of-hours phone helpline offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems.
0845 767 8000    Open 12pm to 2am. 

Mind in Brighton & Hove
Promotes good mental health in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex.
01273 66 69 50 

Speak Out advocates work with individuals with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove
01273 421921

NHS Carers Direct Helpline provides carers with advice to help them make decisions about their personal support needs and the needs of the person they looking after, including information about assessments, benefits, direct payments, individual budgets, time off and maintaining, leaving or going back to work or education.

0300 123 1053

The Carers Centre provides services for carers to help them cope with their situation, get the support to which they are entitled, and to participate in the community of our city 

Care Quality Commission The independent regulator of health and social care in England whose role it is to make sure hospitals, care homes, dental and general practices and other care services in England provide people with safe, effective and high-quality care

My Life is an easy-to-use, online directory listing local Brighton & Hove and national organisations and services to support everyday living

Safe in the City The Safe in the City Partnership made up of the council’s casework and projects teams and Brighton & Hove’s neighbourhood policing teams. They work together with partner agencies to tackle hate incidents and anti-social behaviour, and reduce crime.