Beate is Operations Manager for the Housing Support, East Sussex service, Home Works. Beate has worked for Southdown since April 1996, initially as a Housing Support Worker managing an accommodation-based supported housing service in Brighton. Following the expansion of services, she became a Team manager before moving to West Sussex as Contract Manager for the Worthing and Adur Signpost service and most recently as Contract Manager for the My Key housing support service in West Sussex.
Previously, she has worked in the voluntary and charity sector with diverse client groups including prisoners, young homeless women, young people in care in a co-educational residential setting and for the NHS in a psychiatric adolescent unit.
She says, "I manage a dedicated and committed team who, on a daily basis, make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, which is evident in the positive outcomes and feedback from those who have used the service."