• Domestic Abuse

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  • Survivor

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  • Campaigning

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  • Awareness raising

MUltiple Disadvantage 

Multiple Disadvantage refers to people with two or more of the following issues: mental health issues, homelessness, offending and substance misuse. This affects mental health which can lead to issues such as homelessness, substance misuse and offending.

Palm Trees on a Beach

The Rita Project is working with a group of professionals supporting homeless & insecurely housed people throughout East Sussex. We have created a network, bringing professionals together to address barriers and create better outcomes for women living with multiple disadvantages 

Through the network, we aim to:

- bring like-minded professionals together to share knowledge and good practice

-to strengthen professional relationships to improve the efficacy of support offered to women

- to improve the understanding of the wider community about the experiences of women who face multiple disadvantage in East Sussex

- support professionals to overcome challenges faced when supporting women who have experienced multiple disadvantage

There will also be an opportunity to meet members from the Brighton and Hove network and discuss any individual or organisational training needs.

This network would suit anyone working throughout East Sussex with women experiencing multiple disadvantage. These include homelessness, insecure housing, substance misuse, mental health needs and abuse/violence. 

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This network is created in partnership with Fulfilling Lives, RISE, Brighton Women's Centre and The Rita Project, support by the Brenda Ford Fund / Sussex Community Foundation.