A woman with blonde hair sits outside smiling at camera

“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.

A woman with long blonde hair sits in a garden smiling at the camera

“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.

A black woman wearing a green top sits at her laptop smiling at the camera

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

Introducing Alysha Burrell, one of Southdown’s Board Members.

A woman with short hair wearing glasses looks at her desktop computer

“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.

A woman stands outside wearing a mask and gloves, looking at the camera

“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.

A woman with long blonde hair, wearing glasses and a white t-shirt sits at her home desk

“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.

worker with brown wavy hair sits at computer with headset on

“When I was in need I needed something like the Central Access Point”

Lee tells us about her role as a CAP Navigator for the UOK Brighton & Hove mental health network in Brighton and Hove.

A woman with blonde hair and glasses helps a man with casual shirt on count money

“This way of working completely fits into my life”

Molly tells us the benefits of being a Bank Support Worker and how the flexibility of this role has enabled her to go to uni and work as an Occupational Therapist at the same time.


“I think the spirit of Southdown is ‘can do’, it’s a positive culture”

Our Practice Development Trainer, Sharon, has worked for Southdown for 25 years. Here she tells us about the changes she has seen and what makes Southdown so special.

A man in a purple shirt sits outside a cafe looking at the camera

“The level of support, training, stability, and professionalism to keep clients and staff safe is excellent”

One of our Learning Disability Service Managers tells us why he’s been working for Southdown for over 20 years.

A man with brown hair and glasses and a checked shirt looks at camera

“The best thing about my job is knowing that I can have a really positive effect on tenants’ lives”

Introducing Simon, a member of our Financial Inclusion Team, which has been created to increase financial and digital inclusion for clients accessing Southdown’s services.

A person with short brown hair wears a bright orange hoodie and stands in front of a notice board

“Peer Trainers show students that you can live a good, enjoyable, fulfilling life. A meaningful life”

Meet Vicky, one of our Peer Trainers at Brighton and Hove Recovery College.