How to apply for housing
To be eligible for a Southdown tenancy a person must be on the Housing Register with their Local Authority Housing Options team. We do not hold our own waiting list so cannot respond to direct enquiries about housing. When a property becomes available, the Local Authority will nominate an eligible person off their waiting list to become our next tenant. If you believe that you require the kind of supported housing that Southdown provides, you should make it clear to the Housing Options team that you consider yourself to require extra support.
Details of how to apply for housing with the Local Authorities we work with can be accessed through the links listed below:
- Horsham District Council
- Crawley Brough Council
- Adur and Worthing Councils
- Chichester District Council
- Brighton and Hove City Council
- Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
- Mid Sussex District Council
- Wealden District Council
- Hastings Borough Council
Local Authority Adult Social Care teams
To be eligible for support from our Learning Disability Services you must have received an Adult Social Care Assessment from your Local Authority and been assessed as eligible for a care and support service. Please see below website links for further information.
- West Sussex County Council's Adult Social Care
- Brighton and Hove City Council's Adult Social Care
- East Sussex County Council's Adult Social Care
All referrals to our Learning Disability Services come directly via Local Authorites.
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Are you experiencing domestic abuse? Do you know of someone who is experiencing abuse and may need help and support? There are a number of national and local organisations that can provide support and guidance to anyone in the above situations.
If you are ever in immediate danger contact the Police by calling 999. Your local GP, Health Visitor or Midwife may also be able to provide help, support and guidance.
- For women: National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership by Refuge and Women’s Aid: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours) www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
- For men: Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 www.mensadviceline.org.uk
- For LGBT: Galop: 0800 999 5428 www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse. Broken Rainbow National Helpline: 0300 999 5428, www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
- For anyone concerned that their behaviour is, or may be, abusive: Respect: 0808 802 4040 www.respectphoneline.org.uk
- Victim Support: 0845 30 30 900, www.victimsupport.org.uk
- Free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse: National Centre for Domestic Violence: 0800 970 2070, www.ncdv.org.uk
- Forced Marriage Unit: 0207 008 0151, www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
- East Sussex, Brighton and Hove: The Portal (in partnership with RISE, Survivor’s Network and CGL): 0300 323 9985 www.theportal.org.uk
- West Sussex: Worth Services: 033 022 28181, www.worthservices.org, email: DomesticAbuseServicesCentral@westsussex.gov.uk
- Safe in Sussex: 01903 231 939, www.safeinsussex.org
Mental health support
There is a wide range of support available across Sussex from a variety of providers, including Southdown. The East Sussex Mental Health Directory of Community Support and the West Sussex Pathfinder are useful websites that signpost to mental health support available.