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“I’m very proud to work for Southdown”

As part of Southdown’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, we spoke to Brian, who has worked in our Learning Disability Support services for over three decades.

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“I am 17 years in personal recovery from gambling addiction”

The Brighton & Hove Recovery College is partnering with Breakeven to provide workshops for people or family members affected by problem gambling. We spoke to facilitator Neil, about the upcoming course.

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“We’re an applicant’s first port of call”

We spoke to members of Southdown’s Recruitment Team to find out more about the recruitment process.

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“We can learn a lot about ourselves through other peoples’ stories”

In this story our Communications Officer, Vaska, tells us why it’s so important to listen to other people’s experiences.

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“I love my job”

Learning Disability Support Worker, Chris, shares why she chose to work for Southdown.

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“We managed to get most rough sleepers into temporary accommodation”

Our Tenancy Sustainment Officer from the Housing First service tells us how support has been adapted during the pandemic.

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“I feel 100% safe to be who I am at work”

Tia, a Deputy Manager in our Learning Disability services, shares her experiences of working at Southdown during the pandemic and the support she received during her transition as a woman.

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“I feel like I’m part of a big family”

One of our Support Workers tells us what it’s like to work with clients with learning disabilities who are living in our Supported Living services.

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“We continue to work exceptionally hard for our tenants”

Sarah tells us about the huge variety of projects she’s involved in as our Housing and Property Services Senior Manager.

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“Diversity, equality, and inclusion in any workforce is vital”

Introducing Alysha Burrell, Southdown’s new Board Member!

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“By having a chink of light at the end of the tunnel it brings hope and focus”

One of our Community Navigators, Rebecca, tells us how she has adapted her support for clients during the pandemic.

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“We’re a community-based service so since the lockdown 50% of our work has changed”

Becky, a Manager from the Employment Support service, tells us how her team are continuing to provide support to clients during the national lockdown.