Southdown team at the Affordable Housing Awards

We won! Best Supported Housing Landlord.

Southdown has been recognised by the national Affordable Housing Awards as the Best Supported Housing Landlord.

Peer Tutor at Southdown

Southdown Peer Tutor takes centre stage at Supported Employment awards

The BASE Awards highlight best practice in the UK using supported employment to change and enrich the lives of disabled, neurodivergent and disadvantaged people through good employment.

Southdown Win Award at the Mental Health Awards 2023

Winner of Most Innovative Mental Health Intervention Award

We proudly accepted the award at The Mental Health Awards 2023 in recognition for our partnership-driven and recovery-focused community mental health services across Sussex.

East Sussex VCSE Alliance Conference

East Sussex VCSE Alliance Annual Conference

The 2nd East Sussex VCSE Annual Conference is taking place on the 8th November 2023 at The View Hotel in Eastbourne.

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Introducing our Business Strategy for 2023-28

“I am delighted to introduce you to our new strategy. In getting to this point, the Board and the Executive team have had a healthy debate on what we see as the risks and challenges, of which there are many. Perhaps, more importantly, we have spent time considering the opportunities and how, with decisive and […]

Southdown tenant

Our Tenants’ Annual Report for 2022-23

We’re delighted to share with you our Tenants’ Annual Report for 2022-23; a report we produce for our tenants highlighting what we have done in our role as a landlord over the past 12 months.

Impact Report 2022-23

Celebrating our Impact in 2022-23

We’re really excited and proud to share our Impact Report for 2022-23 with you.

Affordable Housing Awards 2023

Shortlisted for Best Supported Housing Landlord and Landlord of the Year Awards

Shortlisted for Best Supported Housing Landlord and Landlord of the Year at the Affordable Housing Awards 2023.

Managed Migration

Changes to benefits; are you affected?

The government plans to move existing benefit claimants onto Universal Credit by 2029 through a process known as ‘Managed Migration’. Read more here.

Southdown Steps team

Southdown Steps: Rebuilding lives of former rough sleepers in Worthing

Jim Aspdin, our Director of Housing and Business Services, shares how we repurposed a recently closed learning disability service to provide a lifeline for rough sleepers in the area.  Bringing forward the supply of new supported housing is challenging – requiring the identification of revenue funding for the provision of support and matching this with a […]

East Sussex Community Mental Health Services

Recommissioning of Mental Health Support Services in East Sussex

Ahead of the recommissioning of East Sussex community mental health services in September, we wish to engage and develop relationships with potential partners, either to help us deliver services, or to align their current services with the new model.

Community mental health support

Fair funding and contractual arrangements for community mental health services

On behalf of the VCSE (Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise) sector across Sussex, appointed Reps, including Neil Blanchard, our Chief Executive, wrote to mental health commissioners to share the current challenges facing the sector and to ask that they are considered when planning and funding decisions.