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.


I think that what the volunteers do for people like myself is fantastic. I wish that one day I will be able to repay what you do and become a volunteer myself.

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