Brighton Women’s Service is a female-only residential project providing nine high-, multiple-, and complex-needs beds and ten medium- to low-needs beds for women who have experienced homelessness and have support requirements involving issues surrounding drugs and alcohol, offending behaviour, mental health and/or domestic abuse.
We have created a positive, supportive environment at our residences in Brighton in which women with these needs can develop the skills and resilience to move on to independent living and live happier, fulfilled lives. Our primary goal is to engage positively with service users so that they can identify their own needs and benefit from appropriate support and treatment services.
We work with our service users to prioritise the issues they want to address support them to develop a recovery plan that meets their individual needs. This may include working with substance misuse agencies, engaging in activities such as education or creative activities, counselling, support with money management or debt advice, and addressing any physical and/or sexual health issues they may have. We work with local GPs and Arch Healthcare to ensure all women have access to primary healthcare services. Where women are mothers we also work closely with Social Services and the wider family to ensure they are able to maintain safe access.