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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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Introducing Brighton & Hove Recovery College’s Spring term

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 […]

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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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New ‘Rough Sleeping Initiative and Complex Needs Homeless’ service in East Sussex

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 […]

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New ‘Southdown Moves’ service launches in Brighton & Hove

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 […]

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Homes for Homeless campaign raises £100k

With the money raised, along with money Southdown has invested and Government funding, our Housing team has identified two self-contained flats in Eastbourne which we’re in the process of purchasing.

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Good CQC rating for our learning disability services

All of our Supported Living services have been inspected and rated as ‘good’ by the CQC.

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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 […]

Pauline Ford

New Chair of our Board Appointed

In September, we appointed Pauline Ford as Chair of our Board as we celebrate our 50th anniversary and embark on a refreshed five-year Business Strategy. Pauline has worked with a range of housing organisations and charities for over 28 years, most recently as an Executive Director at Peabody in London and as an independent consultant. […]