Southdown Homelessness Prevention & Mental Health Support Service (Brighton & Hove)
Homelessness Prevention and Mental Health Support
Previously known as Community Links and Community Connections, the Southdown Homelessness Prevention and Mental Health Support Service provides short-term, flexible support to prevent homelessness and improve people's mental health and wellbeing.
Coronavirus Statement (11th January 2021)
A message to our clients:
During these uncertain times we would like to reassure you that we are still operating and are here to support you.
We are adhering to the social distancing advice set out by the government. This means that we are offering telephone support and limited face-to-face support until further notice.
If you are a current client of this service, your worker will be in regular contact with you by telephone.
We will update this page when our telephone support model changes.
Information for referrers:
At this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, Southdown Homelessness Prevention & Mental Health Support Service (Brighton & Hove) is still taking referrals and processing these in the usual way.
All our staff are equipped to work remotely and are continuing to provide support. The majority of support is being delivered via telephone, email, and messaging.
Where face-to-face support is essential, in agreement with managers, staff will endeavour to provide this, whilst following stringent social distancing and infection control measures.
This is an evolving situation and we will continue to keep this page updated on our current service offer.
Please email all new referrals to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01273 929426.
We can help in a range of ways:
- Support to prevent eviction by working with landlords and housing agencies
- Help and support to find new accommodation
- Support with budgeting and welfare benefits
- Understanding responsibilities and rights as a tenant / home owner
Mental Health Support
- Support to build self-confidence, reduce isolation and improve mental wellbeing
- Help to develop links with community agencies and groups
- Substance misuse support
- Help to access health services
- Help to access employment and learning opportunities
- Support for families and carers
How does the service work?
You will be offered an informal one to one with one of our team to discuss your situation and how we can help. We will then work with you to create an action plan tailored to your needs. We will review your plan regularly and reduce support as goals are achieved.
Am I eligible?
This is a free service for adults aged 18 and over living in Brighton and Hove living in private rented sector accommodation, who are at risk of homelessness and need support to secure or sustain their accommodation and/or support to manage an identified mental health need.
How do I apply?
We accept self-referrals and referrals on behalf of individuals from services and organisations across Brighton and Hove, including Supported Housing providers, Health Trusts and GPs.
To make a self-referral please call us on the number below. To make a referral on behalf of an individual please download the referral form (see below) and once completed email it to us using the details provided.