"The only constant in a sea of change has been his Southdown home and housing support"

West Sussex Homelessness Prevention Partnership Family Member

Because he has regular support from Southdown, it is his safe place.

“Nobody understands what is being done to the most vulnerable in society. They are paying the price for austerity and they can’t afford to pay that price. It’s beyond cruel.

My son couldn’t live with us because he has severe autism, severe OCD, and serious mental health problems.

He is permanently suicidal and for a mother it is unbearable. I’m so broken.

He was rehoused by Southdown near the family home. It is such a blessing to have him close.

Because he has regular support from Southdown, it is his safe place.

The support he gets from Southdown is vital. There is always someone to turn to, someone he knows. Otherwise it’s all on me. The strain it puts on a family is absolutely unbearable.

He lives in a traumatised state. All his safety nets have been taken away. The only constant in a sea of change has been his Southdown home and housing support.

If they take away the last bit of security, the last bit of safety net, we won’t survive.”

 

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.