The right to housing is recognised as a basic human right. However, the reasons why people are homeless or become homeless are complex and often connected with many other challenges they may face. Access to housing and services is a particular problem in Sussex where affordable accommodation is scarce and living rurally can mean being miles away from shops and other support services. The county is ranked 8th worst out of 47 English sub-regions by these measures. Since 2006, we’ve given a range of grants to charities and community groups in Sussex, working to support people who for a variey of reasons are homeless or in danger of becoming so or are having trouble accessing safe, secure and appropriate housing.
Click the link here to read our short Homelessness report where you can read about some of the groups we have funded and the work they do to support homeless people and others struggling to keep a roof over their heads in Sussex: Homelessness report
Also here is a short film featuring Sussex Emmaus, another of the charities we have funded that supports homeless people to move on with their lives.
Annual review 2013
It’s been another successful year at Sussex Community Foundation where we’ve hit some memorable milestones, not least passing the £12 million mark for money raised for Sussex. Download a pdf of our annual review 2013 here or read it here