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“It’s great to get out and meet new people”

Kevin, a client at one of our Learning Disability Support Services explains why he is passionate about politics and human rights. Kevin’s Support Worker, Nick, speaks about how he supports Kevin in being involved in local and national politics.

A woman is smiling at the camera. Behind her is a Brighton & Hove Albion FC teddy bear.

“I enjoy spending time with other clients”

Jennie, one of our clients at our Learning Disability Support Services, explains what hobbies she enjoys and how she is supported to participate in them.

A woman is stood in a garden. She is looking at the camera and is smiling.

“I feel proud of myself”

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to one of our clients about the activities they enjoy for this year’s theme of movement.

A woman is sitting down on a sofa in a living room. She is smiling whilst looking at the camera.

”I enjoy running around”

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to one of our clients about the activities they enjoy for this year’s theme of movement.

A white woman is smiling warmly to the camera. She is wearing a dark floral top and there are love hearts on the green wall behind her.

“It’s amazing to have my own independence”

Jessica lives in one of our registered care homes. In her story she tells us about the independence she’s gained since moving into a Southdown service.

A white man with dark hair and a beard sits in his wheelchair in the kitchen. He is smiling at the camera.

“I feel like the staff are here for me”

One of our clients shares what he likes to do in his supported living service and the difference having more support staff has had on his life.

A young white woman with her hair tied back is standing in the kitchen. She is holding a white mug. The window is behind her.

“I have more time to do stuff for myself”

A client from our Learning Disability Support services tells us about her life at home.

A man wearing a red t-shirt and cap heads towards a cafe bar on the beach in his wheelchair

“I had a great day”

Support Worker, Katie, tells us how she supported Southdown client, Martin, to take a special day trip to Littlehampton.

Southdown Tenant

“They’re an amazing landlord”

Sam shares her experience of having Southdown as a landlord and tells us about the tenant involvement activities she is taking part in.

A white man in his wheelchair is campaigning for his political party on the beach in full sunshine.

“I feel part of the community”

Kevin is one of our politically active clients in our Learning Disability Support services. In this interview, he shares why his interests are important to him.

A white man wearing a black t-shirt sits in his summer house with a huge smile on his face.

“He has a good, happy life here”

Jo is one of our clients who lives in a Supported Living service. We met up with Jo and spoke to his Service Manager, Gemma, about his quality of life.

A woman with mid-length hair wearing glasses and a mask paints an object

“The course has changed the way I approach life in every way!”

A carer shares her experiences of attending the The Creativity and Self-Care for Carers course at The Brighton and Hove Recovery College.