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There's a lot of room for progression

“Every day is different”

The best thing about being a Support Worker is that every day is different.

I feel like I’m developing in different ways every single day and I get to work with a really great team.

Before this, I was at university and then I worked in a pub and I felt like my brain was not growing and my cells were dying, and then I came here and it’s really taught me a lot and I feel like there’s a lot of room for progression as well.

I look forward to every day. It’s nice. I couldn’t imagine myself sat down at a desk with a 9 to 5, doing a monotonous job.

It’s quite exciting! Every day you don’t know what you’re going to get!

The best people for support work I think are people who are quite resilient and have a positive mental attitude and growth mindset, and are fun! Everyone here’s really fun! I think fun people do well at Southdown.

Southdown manages supported living services across Sussex. Supported living is where an individual owns or rents their own home and has control over the support they get and how they live their lives. Accommodation and support is provided separately. It can be very different for different people. For one person, supported living might be a few hours of support a week to enable them to live independently by themselves in a rented flat. For another it may be around the clock support in a shared house or self-contained flat.