A woman with bobbed brown hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing a teal cardigan and white t-shirt and is surrounded by bluebells in a wood.

“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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“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 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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“Despite the lockdown we are still housing people!”

Tom, a Tenancy Sustainment Officer for the Rapid Rehousing Pathway Project, tells us how the service is supporting rough sleepers during the lockdown.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.