Our mission is to support people to live well

We are a robust and successful organisation supporting around 6,000 people a year (approximately 540 of whom are tenants), employing 850 staff and with a turnover of £27.5 million.

What we do

We deliver specialist, person-centred support across Sussex:

  • 24-hour care & support
  • Mental and physical wellbeing
  • Peer support
  • Homelessness
  • Learning & employment
  • Social landlord

Our clients and tenants have mental health difficulties or learning disabilities or are people who are or have been homeless. A smaller number have addiction issues or sensory or physical disabilities. All are offered the support they need to live their life well.

Our income to deliver our services comes from commissioned contracts, rent and service charge income, and commissioned packages of support for individual clients. As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest any surpluses into service delivery and development.

Over the past 50 years, Southdown has grown to become one of the largest voluntary sector employers in Sussex and has an excellent reputation for staff training and development.

Everything we do is driven by our core values, which are adopted and enacted day in, day out in all our services.