• Lewes East Sussex

            Lewes District Citizens Advice

            Lewes District Citizens Advice is an independent charity providing free, confidential and impartial advice to anyone living or working within the Lewes District area.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

            We help people to resolve their problems by providing information and advice on a wide range of topics including debt, benefits, employment, consumer, relationships and housing.  We are also involved in campaigning, both locally and nationally to make sure that local people have their voices heard so that collectively we can influence policy makers and affect change.

            Our main bureaux are in Lewes and Seaford and we also have outreach locations in Newhaven and Peacehaven.  Our offices are staffed by a team of committed and highly trained workers most of whom are volunteers.  Without the support of our staff and the continued generosity of our funders we would not be able to offer our vital service.

        • Please donate – we need your help!

          As an independent charity Lewes District Citizens Advice relies on grants and donations in order to keep providing our services free of charge.  The demand for our help is greater than ever and the grants we receive don’t cover all our expenses.  We are therefore very grateful for any additional donations no matter how small.

          There are several ways you can make a donation.

          For more information   Click Here

        • Statistics

          Annual Reports

          Annual Accounts

          Client Statistics

          Business & Development  Plan 2017-2020


          Lewes District AGM 2019-20

          Please view the presentation given by the District Manager relating to the history of Citizens Advice

          For Everyone For 80 years


          Lewes District Updated Privacy Policy

          At Lewes District Citizens Advice we are committed to protecting your privacy. We've updated our Privacy Policy to reflect upcoming changes in data protection law, and to better explain how and why we collect your personal information.

          To read more please click on the link below

          Updated Lewes District Privacy Policy

        • News - 

          Christmas Opening Hours

          Newhaven - Open for drop in Monday 23rd December.

          Hours 10am - 3.30pm.

          Then closed until 10am Thursday 2nd January 2020.

          Monday December 23rd will be an EXTRA open day for drop in as Newhaven is normally appointments only on Monday.


          Lewes - Open as normal for drop in on Monday 23rd December.

          Hours 9.30 - 3pm

          Tuesday 24th December open for drop in 9.30 till 12.30am.

          Then closed until 9.30am Friday 3rd January 2020.


          Seaford - Open as normal on Monday 23rd December.

          Closed until Monday 6th January 2020.

          Please note drop in available at Newhaven on 2nd January and Lewes on 3rd.


          Get help applying for Universal Credit

          Our Help to Claim service can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the application, through to your first payment.

          Help to Claim is a dedicated service from Citizens Advice. It’s free, independent and confidential. Our trained advisers can help with things like how to gather evidence for your application or how to prepare for your work coach appointment.

          Call us for free: 0800 144 8 444 (England)

          Visit us: At any of our offices during opening hours

          For online advice visit: citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim     

          If you’re a local organisation working with people who need to help applying Universal Credit get in touch with Mike Hannay, HelptoClaim@LewesCA.onmicrosoft.com for more information on how you can signpost or refer people to our service.  

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