Community Moves (Brighton & Hove)
About the service
Community Moves provides accommodation and support to help people ‘move on’ from temporary, supported accommodation.
Clients of the service are offered a 12 month temporary tenancy with Southdown alongside support to find permanent accommodation, maintain a tenancy and to live independently.
Coronavirus Statement (19th July 2021 - Step 4 update)
At Southdown, we’re heeding the advice to proceed with caution and there will be no changes to our office and community work arrangements across the organisation until September at the earliest. This includes the continuation of social distancing and wearing of face coverings for staff and clients. Staff will also continue to take Lateral Flow Tests prior to attending one of our buildings or conducting any in-person work.
We have resumed in person support and are meeting clients outside, or inside Covid safe venues or homes (in certain circumstances). We are also continuing to offer phone support where this is appropriate.
Clients will be contacted prior to support to ask a few COVID safety questions in order to keep both our clients and staff safe.
How the service works
Once a client is referred to the service, they will be allocated temporary accommodation. They will also be assigned a named Support Officer who will provide one to one support to address issues that may be preventing them from successfully living independently, for example, budgeting, engaging with landlords and managing correspondence. A range of workshops is also available for clients to attend on areas including, money, employment and finding and keeping accommodation.
Clients are required to actively look for suitable independent accommodation during their time with the service.
Referrals to the service come via the Supported Housing Panel at the Brighton and Hove City Council.
How to apply
Send a Transfer within Supported Assessment form and a recent risk assessment to the Supported Housing Panel at firstname.lastname@example.org.