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Brighton & Hove Recovery College’s Summer term – coming soon!

Brighton and Hove Recovery College, offer educational courses as a route to recovery from mental health challenges. All their courses are FREE and designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, together with clinical staff and other professionals. The College is provided in partnership with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust […]

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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 More ‘Good’ CQC Inspections

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 […]

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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 […]

Pilot Scheme Helping Hospital Patients Transition To The Community Extended

We are proud to announce that our Discharge to Assess service, launched in November 2020, has been extended to March 2022.
Initially a six month pilot scheme, Discharge to Assess is based in Brighton and Hove and offers a managed transition for people moving from a hospital setting to the community who no longer need the higher levels of support and supervision provided on the ward.

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Mental Health Crisis Prevention Service Buildings Back Open!

We are pleased to announce that our Staying Well Space service buildings have reopened in all three locations – Brighton, Eastbourne, and Hastings, enabling clients to access our buildings to work independently on a self-care activity or project. Staff will be present to support clients should they require it.

New Funding To Support Prison Leavers And Ex-Offenders At Risk Of Homelessness

We are pleased to announce that our housing support service in East Sussex, the Rapid Rehousing Pathway Project, has received additional funding to support those at risk of homelessness when they leave prison.
The service will support prison leavers and ex-offenders who have left prison within the last 12 months, to access and sustain settled housing.

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New ‘Health and Wellbeing service’ opens in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex

Launching from late November onwards, the Health and Wellbeing Service is a social prescribing service, working in partnership with GP practices 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 of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis, to improve their health and wellbeing following their free annual Physical Health Check (PHC) appointment. In East Sussex we will also support people to attend their PHC.

Artwork needed for Southdown’s Xmas ecard and 2022 Calendar – creative competition for Southdown clients and tenants

Last year, Southdown’s Christmas ecard (see above) was designed by clients in our Newhaven Supported Living Learning Disability Service following an invitation for clients across all of our Learning Disability Services to create a festive image.

Update on Home Works housing support contract in East Sussex

From the 23rd November 2021, the Home Works service we currently provide will transfer to BHT Sussex following their successful bid to provide a new five-year East Sussex Housing Related Support contract – a countywide housing-related floating support service for working age and older adults which will combine Home Works and the STEPS services run by Peabody and South East Independent Living Ltd.   

A fond farewell to our Deputy Chief Executive as she moves onto new ventures

After 25 years at Southdown, Vikki Hayward-Cripps, our Deputy Chief Executive, has decided to move onto new ventures and will sadly be leaving Southdown today at the end of this week, on the 22 October.
Neil Blanchard, our Chief Executive, has worked alongside Vikki at Southdown for 20 years.