Meet our new Lead Nurse

Jason Warriner is the newly appointed Lead Nurse for The Sussex Beacon. He has worked for Marie Stopes International and the Terrence Higgins Jason Warriner NewsworthyTrust, as well as holding a number of senior nursing positions in the NHS.

Jason has also worked in South Africa with CHIVA Africa, a project that supports the roll out of HIV treatment to children, is a trustee for Crisis the national homelessness charity for single people and also volunteers as the healthcare manager for Crisis at Christmas.

Jason is currently a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the charity The Food Chain and Chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) Public Health Forum, he has held a number of positions with the RCN, including serving as Chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s Congress between 2006 and 2010.

The Sussex Beacon at Pride 2015

On Saturday 1 August, staff and volunteers from The Sussex Beacon and local solicitors Howlett Clarke, headline sponsor for the Atlantic Tempest, came together to parade around Brighton and show their support for the community on the 25th anniversary of Brighton Pride.Photo 01-08-2015 10 40 39

This year’s float was a replica of the boat that Nick McCulloch and Tom Parker will be using when they row across the Atlantic Ocean this December to raise money for The Sussex Beacon, amongst other charities. The journey will take between 50 – 90 days and 1 million oar strokes, as Nick and Tom travel from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean Sea. Parade attendees for The Sussex Beacon included Chief Executive Officer, Simon Dowe, and newly appointed Lead Nurse, Jason Warriner.

Preston Park Festival stall

As well as marching in the parade we also had a stall in the Preston Park Pride festival, where nurses were on hand to give out informative materials and talk to festival attendees about the work of The Sussex Beacon.

Jason, newly appointed lead nurse, said:

It was great to see all the public support for The Sussex Beacon as we marched around Brighton on Saturday; having nurses on the stand in the park enabled us to tell people about our services and the great work that we do at The Beacon.