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Eastbourne Borough Council - Disability Involvement Group


The Disability Involvement Group (DIG), formed in 2007, is an involvement group for Eastbourne Borough Council. Its membership includes representatives from many different organisations* and it is heavily involved in areas of discussion such as dropped kerbs, community transport and plans for redevelopment projects across the town.

The purpose of the Disability Involvement Group is to:-


·       Represent the views of disabled people in Eastbourne

·       Obtain equality for all disabled people

·       Share information in the spirit of education and learning

·       Advise on improved access to services in Eastbourne

·       Help shape future service delivery in Eastbourne – and avoid past mistakes

·       Improve the evidence base of the experience and outcomes of disabled people and the ability to deliver a fair, inclusive sustainable environment in Eastbourne for all disabled people


·        The MS Society  

·        Embrace East Sussex  

·        Eastbourne Blind Society

·        Southdown mental health recovery  

·        Eastbourne Access group

·        Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group

·        DeafCOG

·        Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance

·        The Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus 

·        Sovereign Harbour Disability Association

·        JPK Project (learning disabilities)

·        British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association

·        The Chasely Trust

·        Eastbourne Shopmobility

·        Possability People

·        Hearing Link


Contact information

Seanne Sweeney, Community Services Lead

Lewes District & Eastbourne Borough Councils

Council contact information

Seanne Sweeney

Our representatives