Emergency Assistance Grant

The Emergency Assistance Grant (EAG) provides a flexible range of support to residents of Adur and Worthing to mitigate impacts of Covid19 through meeting urgent need.

The EAG is funded by Adur & Worthing Council and delivered by Turning Tides.

The EAG helps people who have no other way of getting assistance. It is open to those who:

  • Are in a crisis situation
  • Have no or limited available funds
  • Are facing an unexpected expense that would otherwise not be affordable or cause financial/wellbeing issues
  • Live in Adur and Worthing
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What does the Emergency Assistance Grant offer?

The EAG covers a range of basic needs, goods and services:

  • Furniture from recycling schemes
  • Reconditioned white goods
  • Personal and household goods and equipment
  • Help with utility costs

EAG does not provide cash or financial assistance


What to bring with you?

In order to access the EAG you will need to provide evidence of who you are and why you need help. This would be proof of identity, ideally photographic, proof of benefits and an up to date bank statement covering the last month.


Apply Now

To arrange an appointment or to discuss your EAG application contact us on:


Phone: 07944 709906

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I was born a heroin addict

My dad was one of the biggest dealers on the South coast. I hated my life growing up. A life with drugs was the only life I’d ever known until I came to Turning Tides.

My partner was also a dealer – it wasn’t a good relationship and we soon spilt up. After we split up I started drinking heavily. I only recognise now, since having had counselling, that I had a nervous breakdown. Social services took my children into care, they were 5 and 7 years of age. Just before the final hearing in Court, I took cocaine and heroin – it felt like it had stopped my heart from breaking.

I quickly became a heroin addict and needed a lot of money to fuel my addiction. I owed my first dealer a lot of money. A new dealer from London stole the keys to my flat – he sexually and physically assaulted me. I really didn’t want this life anymore.

But now, I have half a chance at a normal life. I’m not ready to move out yet, but I am beginning to see future plans are possible. The last 13 months have been the longest I’ve ever been clean from illicit drugs in my entire life.

What about working for us?


Countless times our clients have told us that without our intervention and support ‘they would have died.’

If you would like to know that everyday you have made a real positive impact – then join us and work for us.

You will be welcomed to a dedicated, compassionate and supportive workforce where your strengths and skills will be valued and enhanced.