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Ewe OK Joins Fatboy Slim on Fundraiser!

Clients from our UOK Brighton & Hove mental health service, the Wellbeing Hub at Preston Park, joined Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, on his half-marathon walk across Brighton and Hove in aid of local hospice, Martlets. This month, residents and visitors to the city will have noticed some very colourful and unique Shaun the Sheep […]

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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.

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One Year On – Reflections from the Chair of our Board

When I took over as Chair in September 2022, it was all change! I was the longest standing Board member with three years’ experience; one third of the Board had only joined that month. In addition, there were two new subcommittee chairs – Helen Tuddenham (People, Pay and Culture Committee) and Simon Nunan (Audit and […]

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Southdown Named Top 30 Family-Friendly Employer in UK

We are delighted to announce that the national charity for working parents and carers, Working Families, has announced, for the eleventh year running, that Southdown has been awarded a place on its prestigious and competitive list of top family-friendly employers in the UK. Employers large and small from across the public, private, and third sectors […]

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.

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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.

Pauline Ford, Chair of Southdown's Board

Chair of Southdown’s Board pledges commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Chair of Southdown’s Board has pledged to create a vision with our board to become more equal, diverse and inclusive by signing the National Housing Federation’s Chair’s Challenge.