"If I lost support from Southdown, I will fall"

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West Sussex Homelessness Prevention Partnership Client

Support gives me the ability to live independently.

“Having a home has given me security. It’s the difference between having a floor under my feet and none at all.

If I lost support from Southdown, I will fall. There’s nothing to catch me, nothing at all. That’s when self-harming habits and the will not to live will reappear.

Not having Southdown support will have a dramatic effect on all my relationships, putting a strain on them. It will break me and it will break my family and friends.

I receive support around maintaining my home, paying utility bills, and dealing with anti-social behaviour. The support I get is also emotional – having an outside source I can talk to is important. It helps me feel secure.

Support gives me the ability to live independently. If they remove that support, it will all fall away.”

 

The West Sussex Homelessness Prevention Partnership (WSHPP) is an integrated service that offers a dynamic way of working, greatly benefiting multi-disciplinary teams and their clients, by providing a combination of pre-tenancy support, supported accommodation and floating support as well as some new and innovative targeted services for people at risk of homelessness.