A very special place where people can meet up informally, take part in activities or drop in for help and advice when needed.

Helpful Links

Here you will find details of other agencies that can help you

Adur and Worthing Wellbeing

The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services.

From their website to the teams in your local area, you can get advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking, how to become more active or how to make your meals healthier.

Adur & Worthing Wellbeing is a friendly and impartial service which comes from your local authority and other partners, the majority of our services are completely free to users.  As well as using this new website, you can find out more about local activities and support services by talking to our friendly Wellbeing Advisors over the phone or in person.

 

MyKey

MyKey – Directed Housing Support is a county-wide housing support service commissioned by West Sussex County Council for vulnerable people who have problems maintaining their home, are at risk of losing their accommodation or are already homeless.

Depending on need, the service can offer a range of support which may include signposting to other services, drop-in and/or group advice sessions as well as time limited outreach support.

MyKey workers are based across West Sussex and work in partnership with District and Borough housing teams to ensure clients are offered support which is appropriate to their needs and to prevent them becoming homeless and/or will assist them to find and/or sustain suitable accommodation.

 

Worthing Churches Homeless Project

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 Worthing Churches Homeless Projects was born. Today this Christian charity has grown to 56 staff members and over 200 volunteers and provides a range of services, which offer opportunities to regain independence.

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects 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 Worthing Churches Homeless Projects 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.

 

Foodbank

3 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

The Trust’s fast-growing UK foodbank network provides emergency food, help and support to hundreds of thousands of people in crisis in the UK. In addition our Social Enterprises provide vital funds as well as volunteering opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities.

 

CAB

We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

 

Credit Union

We set up West Sussex Credit Union in 2008 with one simple aim: to be the first choice for low cost, high quality ethical financial services across West Sussex.

Our services include flexible savings accounts offering competitive rates of return, affordable loans for different market sectors all backed up by sound business practice and an ethical approach to personal finance.

 

Children and family centre

Visit your local children and family centre, where children can make friends and learn as they play.

 

Reloved

Re-Loved is helping to provide essential household furniture to families in desperate need of help.

Re-Loved distributes beds, mattresses, wardrobes, sofas, tables, chairs, units, duvets and covers, pillows and a variety of kitchenware, etc. Electrical items collected are PAT tested (to ensure electrical safety) and then are redistributed. Such items include: fridges, freezers, microwaves, kettles, toasters, hoovers, etc. Along with collecting all these items to redistribute, we also collect all textiles, clothing, shoes etc.

 

AITC education arm

Albion in the Community is the not-for-profit, charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

We use the power of football and the reach of the club to engage and inspire local people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We reach out to people, often those with the greatest need, and give them opportunities they may never have had.

AITC is for everyone. We deliver a huge range of programmes – from football and sports to health and wellbeing, from education and qualifications, to disability and social inclusion.

We help people improve their health and wellbeing, overcome challenges and build their confidence and skills. We raise people’s aspirations and help them use their potential to the full.

 

NorthBrook College

Northbrook College is the principal provider of work-related further education in an area centred on the south coast town of Worthing. We are also the largest provider in West Sussex of undergraduate courses for the creative and cultural industries. The College additionally has contracts for Apprenticeship training, Adult and Community Learning and we provide courses in most work-related areas as well as those for personal development.

 

Worthing College

Worthing College’s main priority is to be an outstanding institution where teaching, learning and student success are second to none.

The college prides itself on the friendly atmosphere and we know from our current students that embracing everything the college has to offer is a great way to meet new friends, develop new skills and benefit from new experiences. This helps to provide students with the opportunity to stand out from the crowd when they are looking to progress on to university or employment.

Sustainable Sussex

Sustainable Sussex provides meaningful real-work experience, education and employment to people who find access to the workplace difficult, including those with learning disabilities and other needs.  Our projects reduce isolation and encourage interaction with a varied section of society.

Based at Worthing Leisure centre but operating at a variety of sites, we carry out gardening, growing, DIY and other sustainable tasks.  We work with our founding partner, South Downs Leisure to look after grounds and to improve their systems to increase positive environmental impact.

Our sessions are people focussed – more than work or task focussed – so things get done slowly while participants gain confidence and ownership of the project, learning skills at their own pace.