What We Do

Turning Tides provides a range of homeless support services in West Sussex, covering Adur and Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham District and Mid Sussex. Every year we accommodate over 200 homeless people in our 20+ properties across the county.

We deliver effective and sustainable services, striving to achieve complete pathways out of homelessness. We are constantly developing and equipping ourselves with the range of options that meet the diverse needs of our clients – to ensure we can fully empower them to achieve sustainable fulfilling lives.

Fundamental to our approach within all the services we offer, is the understanding that every client has their own unique set of circumstances. We are committed to being led by the expertise of our clients and communities. In doing so, we hope that we are building on the strengths of our clients, and also harnessing the value and contribution of their lived experience.

We collaborate with local authorities, partner agencies and external providers to ensure our approach is joined up and inclusive within systems such as housing, health, social care, substance misuse and criminal justice. Together we can meet the needs of our clients, supporting them throughout their journey out of homelessness.

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Client Story

How I became homeless

I shared 11 wonderful years with my husband. But then life took a cruel twist when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Everything in my life came to a head two years later when he passed away. The thought of life without him was agony. Being home without him was unbearable. I quickly became depressed, lonely and then suicidal.

I don’t remember being admitted to Meadowfield hospital but that was where I was cared for, for the next six weeks. Whilst in hospital, unbeknownst to me, my home had been reclaimed by the landlord and my belongings were put into storage. So when I was finally discharged from hospital the reality of my situation dawned on me – I was homeless!

I never thought in a million years I would be homeless myself. Turning Tides has saved my life. They gave me support, encouragement, made me feel safe and just gave me time to be. I will be forever thankful.