What is the People Bank

Closes 1 Jan 2026

Opened 24 Nov 2023


The People Bank is a group of volunteers working with East Sussex County Council. Members get involved in opportunities, sharing their knowledge and lived experience to help influence the way that social care for adults is provided in East Sussex.

Involving People Bank members in our work is one way in which the council consults and engages with clients, carers and residents. Working in partnership helps us to get a clearer understanding of clients’ needs, and better services to meet those needs.

Adult Social Care and Health is committed to providing a high standard of accessible and inclusive People Bank member support. The People Bank is a place where your voice is heard, your ideas are valued, and you can make a meaningful difference.

You can add your voice to the mix of people helping to shape our services. If you live in or locally to East Sussex, and you’ve got lived experience of getting support from social care, or care for someone who has, we’d love you to join our People Bank.

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and want them to enjoy the involvement opportunities they undertake with us. Volunteering means making a difference to others but also offers opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills and grow your confidence.

Find out what it’s like to get involved and how your contribution can make a difference by reading some of our members’ stories.

How to join the People Bank

You can join the People Bank by completing this online application form below. If you aren’t online, please get in touch and we will post a form to you.

If you need this information in a different format or language, or you would like help to complete your application form, please contact us.

Update your existing membership details

If you are an existing member and need to update any details about yourself, follow the link to the online application form. You can use the form to update your contact information and your contact preferences. For other updates, please either contact us or complete the new member application form again instead of the existing members form. 

Privacy information: When joining the People Bank or updating your existing People Bank membership details, we ask you to provide contact details, and information about yourself and your interests. This helps us to match you with the right opportunities. Please don't include anyone else's name or details in your response. You can read our privacy notice here.

People Bank online application


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  • Residents of East Sussex


  • Care and support services (adults)