Poor housing, inadequate living conditions and homelessness play a significant role in our ability to access learning. Having no safe place to live, the stress of constantly moving, noisy environments, poor sleep and overcrowding affect everything from our emotional wellbeing to our ability to learn and our life chances. Click on the links below to get information and advice on local sources of housing support.
Provides a wide array of support for rough sleepers, those at risk of homelessness or with complex needs including day centre provision, residential rehabilitation, mental health services, specialist housing and legal advice, and work, learning and training initiatives
East Sussex County Council
Free, confidential housing support for people who are homeless, at risk of losing their home, or living in unsuitable accommodation, via its STEPS to stay independent initiative for people aged 60-plus and Home Works scheme for those aged 16 to 59. Includes help with managing housing issues – from repairs to dealing with landlords.
East Sussex County Council – Supported housing
Information on supported housing for working-age adults with disabilities, mental health issues or other vulnerabilities, and how to apply for an assessment.
Gov.uk – Universal Credit
Information on Universal Credit, benefits and housing support.
Mid-Sussex District Council
Housing-related support and information including help to stay in your own home, sheltered housing, extra care, and how to apply for supported housing.
A range of free housing and homelessness prevention support mainly for over-18s across Brighton & Hove and East and West Sussex, as well as help with issues that put housing at risk such as unemployment, mental health challenges and domestic violence.
Your Space – West Sussex
Information on where and how homeless 16 to 17 year-olds and over-18s in West Sussex can get help, plus other sources of housing advice.