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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 Turning Tides was born. We now work across Sussex in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and East Grinstead and have grown to over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. We provides a range of services, which offer opportunities to regain independence.

Turning Tides 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 Turning Tides 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.

Useful contacts

Local support services and groups Al Anon - This is a group that offers support for people living with and trying to support someone struggling with alcoholism in the local area. Find out more here Alcoholics Anonymous - A group offering support available in the local area to people with an alcohol addiction. To find... read more»

Annual Reports

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Turning Tides

The rebranding journey begun 5 years ago when the topic was discussed at our Annual Staff Conference. We have taken both time and consideration - holding focus groups with clients, volunteers and supporters throughout each stage. Exploring our name led to a deeper organisational review of who we are and what we want to become. Alongside our new... read more»

Privacy Policy

Introduction This Privacy Policy explains the types of personal data we may collect and hold about you, how we use it, how long we hold it for and how you can ask us to remove all the information that we hold about you. It also explains how we’ll store and handle your data, and... read more»

Homelessness Facts

Our Projects and Homelessness in Worthing 2016/2017 In 2017 rough sleeping increase by 15% nationally. With 4,751 people estimated to be sleeping rough each night. The number of rough sleepers in Worthing increase to 35. In Adur 2 people were found to be rough... read more»

Our History

2016/17 In 2017 rough sleeping increase by 15% nationally. With 4,751 people estimated to be sleeping rough each night. The number of rough sleepers in Worthing increase to 35. In Adur 2 people were found to be rough sleeping, Arun 16 and Horsham 7. The cost of running our services was £2.5 million in 2016/17.... read more»

Management Team & Trustees

Management Team Position: Chief Executive Name: John Holmstrom Bio: John has been the Chief Executive of Turning Tides since July 2013. This follows nearly 30 years working in the homelessness sector at Brighton Housing Trust where he was Assistant Chief Executive. John originally trained in theology with... read more»