Hospital Discharge Service (West Sussex)

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Our Hospital Discharge service team of Housing Support Officers are co-located in acute mental health wards and rehabilitation units and in general needs hospitals in Chichester, Crawley and Worthing. The team identify housing issues at an early stage and provide support to prevent homelessness at discharge. Patients receive advice, support, signposting and proactive interventions for homelessness prevention. This reduces the number of patients being discharged to the streets.

Working as part of an integrated team, Housing Support Officers can address any housing issues and avoid delays in discharges. Support includes:

  • A professional housing assessment
  • Welfare benefits advice
  • Signposting and liaison with housing benefit, local authority housing departments, hospital teams, landlords and other support providers

At Southdown we are committed to supporting people whilst keeping both our clients and staff safe by practicing good infection control. You can read our latest Covid-19 statement here.


How to access:

This service has a closed referal pathway; patients are referred directly to this service by hospital ward staff.

For more information about this service (not referrals), please contact Gareth Liley (Service Manager) via email or phone; contact details are at the bottom of this page.

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Contact Details

Gareth Liley
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Service Manager
07772 613932