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Burnside - Burgess Hill

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Burnside is a dynamic day-opportunity service providing person-centred support for people over the age of 18 with a variety of care and support needs.

Burnside’s day opportunity hub is all on the ground floor. It has a large garden, with accessible pathways linking a small outdoor gym, covered outside seating, and plenty of shaded spots for the summer months.

The hub has a variety of identifiable, focused areas, including:

  • Accessible training kitchen
  • Sensory/relaxation spaces
  • Art and craft studio
  • Garden studio
  • Computer suite
  • Dedicated spaces for drama, dance and fitness

People are supported and enabled to be active community members, making full use of local facilities and engaging in various community initiatives to benefit the entire town. These include:

  • Steps and sights
  • Community allotment
  • Football
  • Digital community group
  • Local gym access

What people say about Burnside

People supported at Burnside

“I like friends here; I like to be at Burnside.”

“We talk to each other, and they listen to me.”

“Happy, staff support good.”

“I have lots of friends at Burnside.”

Families, carers and professionals

“I have seen staff engage with people using the service, using different forms of communication, taking time to get their views, even when they were not so confident to give them.”

“Burnside staff offer people choices, listen, try to enable people’s independence. If people are distressed, they are supported appropriately.”

“They are an enthusiastic team, willing to adapt to changing and challenging times, and work with and for the person's best interests.”

“I have seen staff discuss options with people, encouraging people to make their choice, not what they feel other person wishes to hear.”


“My contributions to meetings and discussions are valued.”

“I work with a fantastic team and... colleagues are always supportive and helpful.”

“People go home happy and want to come back the next time, I believe they feel listened to.”

Find out more

For an informal discussion, and to find out more, please contact us.

Manager: Laura Edwards

Off Victoria Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9LH

Phone: 01444 232786

If you would like to be supported at Burnside, please complete the online form. Or you can contact us at:

Email: socialcare@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone: 01243 642121
Calls using Relay UK: 18001 01243 642121
(for deaf callers from a textphone or the NGT Lite app downloaded onto a computer, tablet or smartphone)

Last updated: 15 September 2023