Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

Phase One

Phase One is a 52 bed, high support hostel for single homeless men and women.

The project works with clients with complex needs. We work to increase self-esteem and create a space where service users can begin to address the issues at the root cause of their homelessness, make the changes necessary to lead more settled lives, and realise their aspirations. We work with clients who are using alcohol and substances and encourage them to examine their substance misuse and take positive steps towards their recovery and abstinence.

The project employs a Clinical Nurse working with alcohol dependent clients who are not engaged with treatment services. The clinical nurse can offer in house detox support which has proven to be extremely successful amongst some of the city’s most chaotic and alcohol dependent clients.

The hostel also delivers an in-house life skills course called Programme for Change.

How to apply

To be referred to the Phase One Project you have to have a local connection and have identified support needs.

Referrals are taken from the following referring agents: Brighton and Hove City Council (HOT EAST Team), Probation Service, BHT’s Mental Health Service and the Rough Sleepers Street Services Team.

Contact details

29-32 Oriental Place


East Sussex


Or you can email us

Real Life Story

Rodney was referred to the project in October 2010 with physical health and dependency issues.

He lived at Phase One for nine months and during this period of time engaged well with both his key worker and the project’s Alcohol Nurse to stabilise his health and address his substance misuse issue.

During this period of stabilisation Rodney was able to start to focus on his housing options and was registered on Homemove to access appropriate Council accommodation.

During this process he achieved his goal of abstinence and successfully bid for a Council property.

Rodney left the service in July 2011 and has remained abstinent. He is currently undertaking training in Peer Support as he is keen to support other clients in the process of change.

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