Brighton and Hove Recovery College offer FREE educational courses and workshops as a route to recovery from mental health challenges. Courses and Workshops are 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 […]
In a white paper on adult social care reform published in December 2021, ministers pledged to invest “at least £500m over the next three years to begin to transform the way we support the social care workforce”. However, the Department of Health and Social Care said on Tuesday that plans for a “new care workforce […]
Southdown Board Member, Tara Osbourne-Wallace, has been appointed as Freedom To Speak Up Guardian as part of our commitment to a ‘speak up’ culture in the organisation. Tara tells us why speaking up is important and how employees, tenants, clients, family members and carers can raise any concerns they have through an independent channel: Southdown […]
As part of a consortium of social housing providers, led by the UK’s largest housing association, Clarion Housing Group, we have been awarded funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of our supported housing across Sussex. In total, the consortium was granted £48.9million as part of the Government’s £3.8bn Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). The grant […]
A few weeks ago, two Board members accompanied Southdown’s CEO, Neil Blanchard, to one of our Learning Disability Support services in West Sussex. Our Board comprises 12 people with many years of collective experience in strategic management, housing, health, and social care. They meet regularly to ensure that Southdown continues to run well, delivers on […]
Southdown increases base pay above Real Living Wage.
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.
Our Chief Executive shares a letter he sent to commissioners asking for fair funding for fair pay.
Brighton and Hove Recovery College, offer educational courses as a route to better mental wellbeing. 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 and as […]
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 […]
Launched on 1st October, Southdown’s new ‘Rough Sleeping Initiative and Complex Needs Homeless’ service supports people in East Sussex who are sleeping rough or at imminent risk of being homeless. The five East Sussex housing authorities were successful in bidding to the Department for Levelling Up to continue the work of the Rough Sleeping Initiative […]
Launching on 1st November and delivered by Southdown, the ‘Southdown Moves’ service will provide accommodation, housing management and support for people with low support mental health needs in Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove has some of the greatest challenges for delayed transfer of care due to the more pressured and expensive housing markets, long […]