Amaze is an independent charity that offers information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (aged 0-25) living in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

Our services include:

  • Online advice and resources - Free advice and resources for parents and professionals on our website
  • Advice line (East Sussex and Brighton & Hove) - Amaze SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Service) is an advice line open from 9.30am to 2.30pm every weekday, providing guidance and support to parents, carers and young people themselves living in East Sussex or Brighton & Hove on anything related to SEND
  • DLA Support (Brighton & Hove) - Support claiming DLA and Face 2 Face befriending for parents and peer support for young people in Brighton and Hove
  • EHC planning support (East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and West Sussex) - Independent Support with EHC planning to parents, carers and young people up to age 25 in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex
  • Leisure discount scheme (Brighton & Hove and West Sussex) - Delivery of the Compass Card leisure discount scheme in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex

Referrals by professionals

We are delighted when teachers, social workers, health visitors and other people who work with families encourage parents and young people to use Amaze. Many find it helpful that Amaze can spend more time listening and explaining things to a parent or young person. We can support parents and young people through the EHC planning process, and help them think through decisions e.g. about placement.

It’s usually best if parents or young people make contact with us themselves. If you think we could be of help to a parent or young person please give them the Helpline number. If you know they will have difficulty calling us directly, please get in touch so we can work out an alternative.

Service Details

East Sussex
Amaze Brighton
Service Type:
Help building life and social skills
Client Groups:
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a sensory disability
  • Young people up to 25
  • Families
Organisation Sector:
  • Charity
Registered charity number:

This page was last updated on 07 May 2019

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Amaze Helpline (open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm)
01273 772 289
Contact Name:
Amaze Office (for administration, business and general enquiries only)
Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
01273 234020