The Sussex Beacon charity offers specialist care and support for men, women and families affected by HIV. Open 365 days a year, we help people manage the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition that has no cure. Our inpatient and outpatient services help people living with HIV related illnesses, initiating new drug therapies or struggling with extreme side effects of HIV medication. The Sussex Beacon supports the whole person by addressing the physical, mental and social impact of HIV.

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Garden Gadbout 2014Garden Gadbout 2014


Would you be interested in opening your garden for charity?

From small city centre courtyards to expansive open spaces, the Garden Gadabout sees over 60 private gardens and community spaces open to the public over two weekends in June. The event raises money for The Sussex Beacon, a charity for men, women and families affected by HIV.

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Sussex Beacon furniture storeSussex Beacon furniture store

The Sussex Beacon Shop, 72-73 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JE

We need good quality, clean furniture* and homeware for our charity shop at 72-73 London Road, Brighton. Donate your unwanted furniture to The Sussex Beacon and help us raise money for people living with HIV.

We also accept: clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewellery, valuables, books, and soft furnishings.
Call us on 01273 680264 and we will pick up your furniture for FREE.

*Unfortunately, we can’t accept white goods.


Workshops & Events

Women's Group Spring 2014Women's Group Spring 2014

A safe and confidential space for women living with HIV at The Sussex Beacon Bevendean Road Brighton BN2 4DE

Wednesday 30th April
Wellbeing Day: make overs by mac cosmetics, complementary therapies and Pilates

Wednesday 21st May
Jenny Whetham, HIV consultant will be providing information on local sexual health and contraception services and answering your HIV related questions.

Wednesday 25th June
Ted Talks: HIV and women
Join a stimulating and lively discussion.

Plus! Complementary therapies, a healthy lunch and a crèche service are provided.

We can support with transport costs, in individual cases, please talk to us before you travel.

To reserve a place please contact Paula or Claire at The Sussex Beacon Women & Familes Service on
01273 645 698 or click here to email.

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Peer Support Group Peer Support Group

Run by HIV positive women for HIV positive women

Tuesday 8th April 2014 10.30am-12.30pm
A friendly, confidential & safe space in central Brighton. Hot & cold refreshments provided.

To reserve a place please contact The Sussex Beacon Women & Familes Service on
01273 645 698 or click here to email.




Women & Families Service at The Lawson UnitWomen & Families Service at The Lawson Unit

Find out how The Women and Families Service could support the emotional and social needs of you and your family.

To get support from us request an appointment when you are visiting The Lawson Unit.

We will be available once a month in clinic or you can contact us at The Sussex Beacon and speak directly to The Women and Families Team on 01273 645698 or click here to email.




Computer Skills courseComputer Skills course

A free course for people living with HIV

Four x 3 hour sessions in small groups to help you gain confidence in using a PC.

Each of the sessions will focus on a particular area of computers.

  • Using Windows 8
  • Maintenance and Security
  • The Internet and Email
  • Social Media (Facebook & Twitter)
  • Using a digital camera

For further details and informal chat please contact Claire or Matt at The Sussex Beacon.
Tel: 01273 694 222 or click here to email.

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Anxiety ManagementAnxiety Management

Anxiety is a normal and natural reaction to something seen as stressful, dangerous, or threatening. Difficulties arise when the feelings of anxiety become excessive, resulting in restriction of our everyday activities.

Our service aims to provide help for people who are HIV+ve and experiencing difficulties caused by anxiety.

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Day ServiceDay Service

Every Tuesday and Thursday at The Sussex Beacon

Meeting the physical, social and psychological needs of people affected by HIV and AIDS, thereby enhancing their quality of life

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Sleep ServiceSleep Service

Aimed at improving the sleep of people who are HIV+ve.

The broad aim of the service is to offer structured sessions so that we can identify what factors are contributing to your sleep problem and then identify ways of helping alleviate sleep difficulties.

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Inpatient UnitInpatient Unit

Registered as an independent hospital, are designed to provide both clinical and therapeutic care to each client dependent on need.

The aims and wishes of the client are central to the design of such programmes. Our approach to care is one that focuses on empowering people to manage their own health with appropriate levels of support.

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The VoiceThe Voice Spring 2014 edition

"The Voice" is the E-Newsletter for Service Users of The Sussex Beacon, both past, present and possibly future.

The Voice is published on this website four times a year. Download the latest issue by clicking on the cover to the left.

» Visit the Service User Forum information page


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