About Us

Home-Start East Sussex (new name Lotus from 1 April 2024) is a small, independent East Sussex based charity with a specialism in whole family domestic abuse support.

Although we primarily work with women, our aim is to work with the whole family to prevent domestic abuse and wider safeguarding issues, and aid victim-survivors on their journey to recovery.

The charity is affiliated to SafeLives and has been accredited with the SafeLives domestic abuse Leading Lights quality standard.

We provide a range of trauma informed person-centred group and one-to-one on-line and face-to-face interventions with clear referral pathways to and from other services.  Support is provided by specialist practitioners or, when appropriate, trained peer supporters.  Whole Family Safety & Support Plans are developed collaboratively with the victim-survivors we support, enabling them and their children to minimise risk, live safely and recover.

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"The best thing about the group was not being alone, having people who 'get it' and putting the time to reflecting on things and getting practical ideas"

Mum experiencing abuse from her child


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