Transition & Resettlement Service (Brighton and Hove)

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About the service

The Transition & Resettlement Service supports people to transition and successfully settle into independent accommodation.

The service is funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and forms part of the Next Steps Strategy, to help ensure some of the most vulnerable people in society continue to have a roof over their heads and are helped into long term accommodation.

The service is available to adults who are transitioning from rough sleeping/homelessness, mental health supported accommodation, emergency accommodation or former clients who are struggling to live independently and sustain a tenancy.

Coronavirus Statement (31st August 2021)

At Southdown, we’re heeding the advice to proceed with caution and there will be no immediate changes to our office and community work arrangements across the organisation. This includes the continuation of social distancing and wearing of face coverings for staff and clients. Staff will also continue to take Lateral Flow Tests prior to attending one of our buildings or conducting any in-person work.

We have resumed in person support and are meeting clients outside, or inside Covid safe venues or homes (in certain circumstances). We are also continuing to offer phone support where this is appropriate.

Clients will be contacted prior to support to ask a few COVID safety questions in order to keep both our clients and staff safe.


How the service works

The service is delivered across three phases of support using a goal orientated, flexible and trauma informed approach:

  • Transition: Planning and preparing for the move and securing a tenancy offer
  • Resettlement: Support with the move and to settle into the new home
  • Sustainment: Thriving within the new home and retaining the tenancy

Support also focusses on areas such as:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social connections
  • Skills and occupation
  • Culture and community


The service is available to adults who require support to transition into an independent tenancy from:

  • supported accommodation for homeless adults or young people
  • mental health supported accommodation
  • emergency accommodation
  • rough sleeping


  • have been referred for a private rented sector accommodation scheme and requires support to manage an independent tenancy
  • are experiencing issues living in independent accommodation and have been a former client of the service


Referrals can be made by supported accommodation providers, emergency accommodation providers and Brighton & Hove Housing Options Team.

If you would like to discuss making a referral please contact one of our Team Managers: Ellie Kinnell or Lindsay Jordan (contact details at the bottom of this page).

Returning clients

If you have previously been a client of the Transition & Resettlement Service and require additional support, please contact a Team Manager on the details provided below.

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Contact Details

Ellie Kinnell
Job Title: 
Team Manager
07974 673037


Name: Lindsay Jordan

Job Title: Team Manager


Telephone: 07977 198556