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Southdown Increases Base Pay Above Real Living Wage

Southdown increases base pay above Real Living Wage.

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Fair Funding & Contractual Arrangements For Community Mental Health Services

On behalf of the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector across Sussex, appointed reps including our Chief Executive, shared the challenges facing the mental health sector.

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Fair Funding for Fair Pay

Our Chief Executive shares a letter he sent to commissioners asking for fair funding for fair pay.

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Southdown Responds To Coroner’s Verdict On Death Of Child From Mould In Social Housing

In the wake of the very sad case of Awaab Ishak’s death from respiratory problems caused by the mould in his social housing flat, our Director of Housing and Business Services, Jim Aspdin, shares what Southdown are doing to ensure this couldn’t happen to any of our tenants:   “I’m sure that many of you […]

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Southdown Recognised As A Top 30 Employer For Working Families

We are really proud to announce that Southdown has, for the tenth year in a row, been recognised as a Top 30 Employer for Working Families! Last month, the national charity for working parents and carers, Working Families, announced that Southdown has been awarded a place on its prestigious and competitive list of the top […]

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Southdown Publishes New Business Strategy

We are pleased to be able to share our new Business Strategy for 2022-27. This new five year strategy has been developed by Southdown’s Executive and Senior Leadership team with input from our Southdown Voice network and feedback from our latest employee survey. Chief Executive, Neil Blanchard, says, “To realise our ambitions and maximise our […]

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The Wellbeing Hub Exhibits At Brighton Photo Fringe

Thirty creatives who access support from The Wellbeing Hub at Preston Park have each submitted a photographic image for the tenth biennial Brighton Photo Fringe this year! The Brighton Photo Fringe is a key event in the city’s cultural calendar and we are proud to be involved in such an exciting festival. Open seven days […]

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New ‘Health and Wellbeing Service’ Opens In West Sussex

Launching from mid-July onwards, the Health and Wellbeing Service is a social prescribing service, working in partnership with GP practices across West Sussex. Southdown already successfully provides this Service across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service will support people aged 18 or over who have a diagnosis […]

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Southdown Signs The Menopause Workplace Pledge

Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but around 900,000 have quit their jobs because of the menopause. Signing the Menopause Workplace Pledge shows that we have committed to making Southdown a supportive and understanding place for employees going through the menopause. If people affected by menopause feel supported at work, it can […]

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“The Covid-19 Employment Support Service has been a real life saver”

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives over the last two years. For many people, it has impacted on their mental wellbeing and their employment status with businesses forced to close, making staff unemployed. In response to these huge challenges, we launched the Covid-19 Employment Support Service in May 2021. Funded by Local […]

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Six New CQC Reports Rate ‘Good’ Overall

All our learning disability services are registered with, and regulated by, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is an independent regulator for health and social care in England. It monitors, inspects and regulates services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. They publish what they find, including performance ratings, to […]