Littlehampton Community Hub
Open: Monday to Friday, 9am-10:30am
Address: Littlehampton United Church, 1 High Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5EG Map location
Download: Littlehampton Community Hub leaflet
Littlehampton Office Address: North Suite, 1-5 St Martin's Lane, Littlehampton, BN17 6BS Map location
Office Phone Number: 01903 723185
Littlehampton Community Hub provides a vital service to those that are homeless, vulnerably housed and on a low income in the Littlehampton area.
We provide a number of services that work with some of the most entrenched and vulnerable people in the local area, including a Breakfast Club, Women’s group, and drop in service and support from specialist members of staff. This support includes budgeting, CV writing, housing advice and emotional support in
areas such as mental health and substance misuse.
Serving a cooked breakfast for 50p and providing unlimited free hot and cold drinks, toast and cereal. We also provide free tinned and dried food, toiletries and sleeping bags. Local supermarkets often donates fresh fruit and bread for clients to take.
Specialist Staff and Services
Local Assistance Network (LAN)
The LAN provides short-term, practical aid, such as food or furniture, to people in a crisis. It is open to those who are on benefits or a low income, are facing an unforeseen emergency that puts them or their family at risk, live in West Sussex or are being resettled here.
Phone: 01903 723185
Dual Diagnosis Worker
Supporting clients with substance misuse and a mental health diagnosis. Will deliver holistic, motivational and individually tailored support, with a view to promote wellbeing. This support is available by appointment within the Hub, whilst also available within the community through outreach. Will facilitate contact with appropriate supporting agencies, services and networks within a timeframe relative to the client’s needs, supporting and advising clients and colleagues throughout the process. Working in partnership with CGL & NHS.
Early Intervention and Assessment Worker
First initial contact for clients who present at the Hub. Assessing homeless and vulnerable adults and devising strength based support plans focusing on referring to lead agencies and specialist workers. Provides pre-tenancy support to clients who are looking to access Private Rented Sector Accommodation.
Community Inclusion Worker
The Community Inclusion Worker (CIW) focuses on sustainable outcomes for clients within the local community, including tenancy sustainment and access to community groups and support. The CIW will deliver this in a variety of approaches including involving volunteers and clients in the delivery of services, offering time to talk and running groups. Also provides crisis support, as well as offering drop in’s at other agencies and being a local outreach service for advice and support. This includes areas such as benefits and housing matters. Working in partnership with Homelessness Prevention services such as local council officers and other voluntary organisations for tenancy sustainment advice and support in Arun.
A safe space for all women. Held on Friday 12 midday - 2pm. Offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks. Individuals can also receive free toiletries and clothes. The Women's Group is a place to relax with others, take part in activities such as art and creative poetry. We also offer support with mental health, housing, domestic violence, finance and addiction.
We are able to assist people with food bank vouchers at times of crisis. Please note evidence of crisis is needed to complete this and the food bank is open Tuesdays and Fridays, 1pm-3pm, at The Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton.
Other Support from External Services
Organisations such as Change, Grow, Live (CGL), ADC Housing Options, PAUSE and MIND, drop into the hub regularly to give clients advice and support, and make it easier to access these services for the first time. Our Early Intervention and Assessment Worker does a drop in at the Job Centre on Friday mornings to support clients with any benefit enquiries.
We run groups such as ‘meat and eat’, a cooking group which has been co-produced by clients, volunteers and staff, to learn basic cooking skills and have a time for clients to be able to communicate with each other as part of the community. We focus on client feedback to enable the development of new groups and activities to support client wellbeing.
Littlehampton Recovery Houses
Littlehampton Recovery Houses are two six bed properties providing safe, drug and alcohol free supported accommodation for up to two years for people in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction who are homeless or insecurely housed.
This supported housing service although abstinence based will seek to positively work with lapses and will build upon the work undertaken by Turning Tides extending its care pathway to include supported housing for those in early recovery. It is integrated into the services already provided by Turning Tides. The service is staffed during week days, with additional support available as required.