Housing Support

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Homelessness is one of the biggest issues facing our society, with thousands of people living on the streets and in temporary accommodation across Sussex. 

To help people secure and keep safe, affordable housing and avert crisis, we provide a range of housing and homelessness prevention support across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

As well as focussing on your immediate housing need, we also address other issues that are putting the security and stability of your housing at risk, for example, poverty, mental health challenges and domestic abuse. 

All our services are free and available for people aged 18 and over (some can also be accessed by young people aged 16 and over). Please note: eligibility and access to our services varies depending on how support has been commissioned. More information is available in the sections below.

If you would like to get in touch with us in regards to forming new partnerships or for business development, please contact Rah Bray (Head of Service - Mental Health and Housing Support) by email at rah.bray@southdown.org.


Covid-19 statement (28th March 2022)

Now that the Government has lifted Plan B measures and we move out of the pandemic, the Government is encouraging people ‘to learn to live with Covid-19’ and manage the risk to ourselves and others. At Southdown, we’re continuing to follow Government guidance to reduce the risk of infection and transmission across our workplaces and services.

Our services are continuing to offer in-person support and are meeting with clients outside and inside Covid-safe venues (whichever is the most appropriate for client support). We are also continuing to offer phone or online support where this is appropriate. We have local arrangements in place to make sure we manage this ‘learning to live with Covid-19’ stage.

If you have any questions regarding our safety protocols for staff and clients, please contact us using the details on the relevant service page.

Accommodation and support to help people ‘move on’ from temporary, supported accommodation
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Support and accommodation for people ready to leave mental health inpatient settings.
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Homelessness prevention support for patients being discharged from hospital.
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Short term, goal orientated housing support for single people and families.
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Support for people at risk of rough sleeping in East Sussex.
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Supporting people to transition and successfully settle into independent accommodation.