New ‘Transition & Resettlement’ Housing Support service opens in Brighton and Hove

Posted on 31 August 2021

Launching on 1st September 2021, the Transition & Resettlement Service supports people to transition and successfully settle into independent accommodation.

The service is delivered by Southdown and funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and forms part of the Next Steps Strategy, to help ensure some of the most vulnerable people in society continue to have a roof over their heads and are helped into long term accommodation.

The service is available to adults who are transitioning from rough sleeping/homelessness, mental health supported accommodation, emergency accommodation or former clients who are struggling to live independently and sustain a tenancy.

Support is delivered across three phases using a goal orientated, flexible and trauma informed approach.

Referrals can be made by supported accommodation providers, emergency accommodation providers and Brighton & Hove Housing Options Team.

Roland Williams, Service Lead for Housing Support Services at Southdown said:

“The new Transition & Resettlement Support service gives us the opportunity to provide intensive support for vulnerable people taking those crucial next steps away from homelessness and towards lasting positive changes in their lives. By helping people who have experienced the trauma of rough sleeping, to plan and prepare to move into independent accommodation, support them through the move itself and continue support as they settle into their new homes, we can make a significant contribution, not only to each individual but also to reducing long term homelessness in our city.

Our established partnership working with the other local support providers, Rough Sleeper Support services and Brighton & Hove City Council Housing Needs teams is also a key element of the service and we look forward to continuing to collaborate at both an operational and strategic level with those teams and services.”

Click here to find out more about Southdown’s Transition & Resettlement service.