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About Us

Started in 1991 by four local Christians who took soup, blankets and sleeping bags to the seafront to local homeless people. From this small beginning Turning Tides was born. We now work across Sussex in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and East Grinstead and have grown to over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. We provide a range of services, which offer opportunities to regain independence.

Turning Tides believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. We believe in showing those who need our help, that the wider community are there to support them and to offer hope for a better future.

The work undertaken by Turning Tides is crucial, people who live in our accommodation receive the specialist support they need to ensure their recovery. We empower homeless or insecurely housed individuals to achieve sustainable independent living.

Useful contacts

Local support services and groups Al Anon: This is a group that offers support for people living with and trying to support someone struggling with alcoholism in the local area. Find out more here Alcoholics Anonymous: A group offering support available in the local area to people with an alcohol addiction. To find out about the services... read more»

  Annual Reports

Annual Reports

Our Annual Report 2018/19 has now been published. Find out more about our achievements, hear from our stakeholders and supporters and see what our future plans are.  Download Annual Report  Find out how many people in your community we supported. Find out how many clients across Worthing, Littlehampton and... read more»

Privacy Policy

Introduction This Privacy Policy explains the types of personal data we may collect and hold about you, how we use it, how long we hold it for and how you can ask us to remove all the information that we hold about you. It also explains how we’ll store and handle your data, and... read more»

Our History

Turning Tides started as a group of Christians known as Worthing Churches Homeless Projects in 1992 to help local people out of sleeping rough. The churches gifted buildings and volunteers. We soon began to make a difference! We learned, however, that it was not enough just to find a roof. Often there are complex... read more»

Management Team & Trustees

        MANAGEMENT TEAM   John has been the Chief Executive of Turning Tides since July 2013. This follows nearly 30 years working in the homelessness sector at Brighton Housing Trust where he was Assistant Chief Executive. John originally trained in theology with plans to be... read more»