Ambitions – Vocational Support for Carers

Ambitions is a free service funded for three years through the East Sussex Commissioning Grants Prospectus and delivered by Southdown Housing Association to address the vocational needs of carers. This is a new service for East Sussex, the aim of which is to work with adult carers to support their vocational aspirations, whether that be in training and education, entering or maintaining employment, or volunteering. As well as helping to pursue vocational aspirations Ambitions can also provide support to keep an existing job or to regain a balance between working and caring responsibilities.

To address the needs of individual carers accessing the service different levels of support will be offered ranging from telephone advice and guidance, to group work as well as individual case working. Southdown’s vocational specialist, Paul Turk, has a wealth of knowledge relating to education and training opportunities as well as many years experience in supporting clients back into work and in identifying and sourcing volunteering opportunities.

Referrals to the Ambitions service can be made directly by individuals, or by organisations on behalf of individuals.

For more information please see the Southdown website:


Or contact Paul directly on 07805 811186 or by e-mail to


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