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.
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»
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»
Our Projects and Homelessness in Worthing 2016/2017 In 2017 rough sleeping increase by 15% nationally. With 4,751 people estimated to be sleeping rough each night. The number of rough sleepers in Worthing increase to 35. In Adur 2 people were found to be rough... read more»
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 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... read more»
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