Homeless service shortlisted in national awards

Home Works team members
Home Works team members

East Sussex homelessness prevention service, Home Works, has been shortlisted in the ‘excellence in supporting people’ category at the national Homeless Link Excellence Awards.

Celebrating the best of the homelessness and supported housing sectors across the UK, the annual Awards were hosted on July 3 at charity’s annual conference in London. Home Works was one of eight providers shortlisted.

Nahar Choudhury, director of community support services at Southdown, said: “Being shortlisted is recognition of the amazing support the Home Works team provide to over 3,200 vulnerable families in East Sussex each year who are in crisis and facing homelessness.

“It’s been an unsettling time for Home Works over the past few months as the service has been under threat of a 50 per cent funding cut.

“What has shone through though, throughout this uncertain period, has been the team’s commitment and dedication to their clients.”

Home Works provide holistic and whole-family support for people across East Sussex in dire situations.

Home Works has recently had a reprieve on a proposed 50 per cent cut to its funding and instead will receive a 28 per cent cut from East Sussex County Council.

For more information on Home Works visit www.southdown.org.