Littlehampton Community Hub
Address: Littlehampton United Church, in the High Street.
Littlehampton Community Hub provides a vital service to those that are homeless, vulnerably housed and on a low income in the Littlehampton area.
We provide a number of services that work with some of the most entrenched and vulnerable people in the local area, including a Breakfast Club, women’s group, drop in service and support from specialist members of staff. This support includes budgeting, CV writing, housing advice and emotional support in areas such as mental health and substance misuse.
Breakfast Club - Open from 08.30am – 10am Monday – Thursday
Serving a cooked breakfast for 50p and providing unlimited free hot and cold drinks, toast and cereal.
We also provide free tinned and dried food, clothes, toiletries and sleeping bags. A local supermarket often donates fresh fruit and bread for clients to take.
Specialist staff and services at the Littlehampton Community Hub include:
Local Assistance Network
The Local Assistance Network (LAN) provides short-term, practical aid, such as food or furniture, to people in a crisis. It is open to those who are on benefits or a low income, are facing an unforeseen emergency that puts them or their family at risk, need help moving into or remaining in the community, live in West Sussex or are being resettled here. Contact: 07702872377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dual Diagnosis Worker
Supporting clients with substance misuse twinned with a mental health diagnosis. This is available by appointment within the Breakfast Club drop in, whilst also available within the community in client’s homes. Working in partnership with CGL & NHS.
Accommodation Support Worker
Supporting clients with housing issues including applications, tenancy management, arrears management and eviction notices. This is available by appointment within the Breakfast Club drop in and also within the community.
Early Intervention Worker
First initial contact for clients who present at the Breakfast Club. From here assessments are completed to identify support needs and referrals will be made to the appropriate services or specialist workers.
A safe space for all women. Friday 12 noon -2pm. We offer a free hot meal, sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, individuals can also receive free toiletries and clothes. The Women's Group is a place to relax with others, take part in activities such as art and creative poetry. We also offer support with mental health, housing, domestic violence, finance and addiction.
Littlehampton Recovery Houses
Littlehampton Recovery Houses are two six bed properties providing safe, drug and alcohol free supported accommodation for up to two years for people in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction who are homeless or insecurely housed.
This supported housing service although abstinence based will seek to positively work with lapses and will build upon the work undertaken by Turning Tides extending its care pathway to include supported housing for those in early recovery. It is integrated into the services already provided by Turning Tides. The service is staffed during week days, with additional support available as required.