A charity battling to protect its future has announced two of its senior members of staff are stepping down as part of moves to save money.

After facing potential closure due to funding cuts earlier this year, the Sussex Beacon in Brighton is going through a period of change in order to become more financially stable.

By mutual agreement with trustees, Sussex Beacon chief executive Simon Dowe will leave at the end of the year and clinical services director Jason Warriner will go at the end of November.

Trustees plan to appoint a specialist executive director to work with staff and guide the charity through the period of transition in the year ahead.

Plans are also in place to ensure that clinical services remain safe and high quality.

The Terrence Higgins Trust has offered to support the charity and the organisations will be working closely together in areas like IT, finance, and back office support.

Sussex Beacon chairwoman of trustees Lynette Lowndes said: “Simon and Jason will be missed.

“We’re so grateful to them, but we’ve agreed the restructure is essential as we try and ensure the charity is financially stable over the coming years.”