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Housing and Homelessness

Housing and Homelessness

The total number of homes in England available through social housing has fallen by 1,464,000 since 1979. Some areas of the UK, including Worthing, are experience long waiting lists for social housing as a... read more »

Why We Need Donations

Why We Need Donations

Turning Tides need your help! We are in need of good quality donations for not only our charity shops but for our Local Assistance Network (LAN). The LAN is a community wide service providing... read more »

A Day in the Life of a… Substance Misuse Worker

A Day in the Life of a… Substance Misuse Worker

Martin Shanahan is the Residential Substance Misuse Senior Practitioner for the Recovery Project at Turning Tides. Martin has worked for the charity for 10 years and Abi Harley recently caught up with him to... read more »

What is it like at St Clare's Day Centre?

For many people using the services of Turning Tides, St Clare’s Day Centre is their first point of contact with the charity. So what can a new visitor expect?   Well, first they have to... read more »

Why should we help the homeless?

Why should we help the homeless?

In the last six months Turning Tides have worked with more than 500 people. That is a staggering number of people using our Day Centre, our Outreach service and our hostels. These are people... read more »

Does a change in environment lead to sobriety?

Does a change in environment lead to sobriety?

I recently read this article http://goo.gl/A0H9IB which raised some interesting issues about addiction, environment and human connection.  Basically the article describes an experiment with rats and says that if people have a good... read more »

Are Turning Tides Run by the Churches?

Are Turning Tides Run by the Churches?

We often get asked whether Turning Tides is run by or has any connection to the churches. Although churches are part of our name, we are not run by the churches nor do you... read more »

Lack of social housing and the importance of accessing private rented accommodation

Lack of social housing and the importance of accessing private rented accommodation

Twenty years ago, before I was in a position to buy a property I was on the council housing register, I remember being told then that the chances of me securing accommodation from my... read more »