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Our grant-aided projects

Our goal is to help everyone have access to wellbeing activities regardless of age, disability, status, family or financial situation.

Unity Floatation Therapy project

Thanks to National Lottery funding we are able to provide free floatation therapy programmes to eligible members of our region and communities who are living with or experiencing physical disabilities, certain chronic difficulties or chronic mental health challenges, together with key health, emergency and care workers.

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NURTURE
for survivors

New in 2022, we’re pleased to be able to provide this free, eight-week course of regular yoga relaxation, meditation, self-care and two saunas for women who have experienced physical and domestic abuse, thanks to funding by The National Lottery Awards for All and Safer Communities Eastbourne & Lewes District Partnership.
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Sixty5+

Sixty5+ is a Unity Centre initiative to provide free therapeutic support sessions to people aged 65 and above, thanks to funding kindly provided by the Sussex Community Foundation. The support we offer comes in two forms:

  • regular live music sessions for small groups of people living with dementia
  • one-to-one therapy sessions

In some circumstances we’re also able to help with transport costs when attending sessions.

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Sussex Community Foundation

Unity Bespoke Holistic Lifeline Covid project

This project ran from October 2020 to spring 2021, providing therapeutic support to those with learning differences or physical disabilities and those at high risk from, or affected by, Covid-19 and Long Covid, together with physical, emotional and mental support for key workers, including NHS.

The support covered a wide range of services associated with the Unity Centre, as diverse as, for example, therapeutic yoga, breathing, art therapy, music, psychotherapy, floatation therapy and massage … among many others.

The Unity Bespoke Holistic Lifeline Covid Project was funded by a National Lottery Emergency Covid-19 Grant between October 2020 and April 2021 and a smaller version was then funded by Awards for All, with our thanks to the National Lottery.

Project For Children In Adopted & Foster Care

From 27 February 2020

A year long project for children under 12 who have been adopted or are in foster care.

  • 12 children will be divided in to 3 groups and will receive an hours yoga & meditation class (4 children in 3 groups).
  • These classes will run bi-weekly for 1 year.
  • Mondays 4 – 5pm and Thursdays 3.30 – 4.30pm & 4.30 – 5.30pm.
  • Plus, there will be 6 x 2 hour sessions (every other month) for all of the children to come together for a 2 hour session of Yoga, Art or Music on alternate months on Fridays 3.30 – 5.30pm.
  • During this time, the Parents will also receive their own meditation, sharing and yoga session.

If you are interested to benefit from this project please get in touch.

Stroke Club Project

From 19 March 2020

A year long project for those who have suffered a debilitating stroke.

14 people will receive a 2 hour session on alternating Thursdays (10.15am – 12.15pm).

  • 10.15 – 10.45: Arrival, refreshments and activities with Group Leader Peter and Assistant, Outi
  • 10.45 – 11.15: Chair Yoga & Relaxation
  • 11.15 – 12.00: Music / Art / Chair Massage
  • 12.15: Lunch on site in the Soul Soup Café

We are very grateful for SCF and Chalk Cliff Trust for their contributions towards this project.

If you are interested to benefit from this project please get in touch.

Future Project Goals

  • Support Group For Teenagers
  • Project For Children With Learning/Behavioural Difficulties
  • Yoga and Mindfulness For The Deaf Community
  • Yoga With A Difference – a project and training to support those with PMLD and neurological conditions

Our funding bodies

The Unity Centre is indebted to the following for their grant funding that enables us to run these community projects that are so important to us. We would like to thank:

Chalk Cliff Trust

Safer Communities Eastbourne & Lewes District Partnership

Sported

Sport England Emergency Covid-19 Fund

Sussex Community Foundation

The National Lottery

And our Unity Centre members, as a percentage of membership subscriptions is used to support the centre’s community work.

 

The Unity Centre is a not-for-profit CIC.