Our West Sussex Homelessness Prevention Partnership in conjunction with the districts and boroughs, provides a range of support to help prevent people becoming homeless. We acknowledge that housing is a wider determinant of health and by resolving these issues we can help reduce harm and improve the health and well-being of our client group.
We provide pre-tenancy, supported accommodation and specialist targeted services to develop the skills and confidence to enable people to sustain their tenancies, avoid homelessness and achieve independence.
We work with a range of vulnerable people with high support needs including young care leavers, where there is a statutory duty to provide support and also to those people who need support to access, or maintain their tenancy, after a stay on acute wards.
How the service works:
We employ a team to work with individuals in a psychologically informed way to promote resilience and confidence. This includes engagement over their tenancy agreement responsibilities, claiming welfare benefits, household budgeting and supporting them to engage and create supportive networks in their local community. Through coaching we can equip them, even in a short period of time, to move on and resettle.
The Partnership doesn’t accept direct referrals from individuals. All referrals are allocation by the local authority housing teams.