There are local services available to people who are rough sleeping or 'sofa-surfing'.
Details about these services on our Food provision in Eastbourne factsheet.
Salvation Army - daycentre
- Showers available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – midday
- Clothes washing facilities
- Hot drinks and snacks available for a small fee
- Advice and help, drop-ins, signposting, computers and phones available
Open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm and on Fridays from 8.30am to 4pm.
Address: 149 Langney Road, Rebourne Centre, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8AG
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01323 417149
Matthew 25 – daycentre
- Providing food, clothing and basic necessities
- Breakfast provided daily with lunch provided on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm
Address: Matthew 25 Mission, Brodie Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NN.
Telephone: 01323 726960
Eastbourne Winter Night Shelter
The Eastbourne Winter Night Shelter is provided by several Eastbourne churches cooperating together and offers supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping between December and February.
All guests must be interviewed prior to admission.
For referrals and assessment interviews telephone 07932 407730. Interviews are by appointment only.
Kingdom Way Trust
Kingdom Way Trust oversee the Winter Night Shelter on behalf of local churches. They also run three other projects:
- The Bridge
- Hope into Action
- Hope Woodwork.
The Bridge and Hope into Action are accommodation schemes. Hope Woodwork is a carpentry and furniture making programme. The service is not exclusively for rough sleepers and works with individuals on the gradual development of skills for work.
For more information visit kingdomwaytrust.org
BHT Housing Advice Service
Provides housing advice for rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping.
Open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Fridays from 9am to 4.30pm.
Address: Eastbourne Advice Centre, Highlight House, Suite 14, St Leonard’s8217;s Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UH.
Email email@example.com or telephone 01323 642615
A drug and alcohol recovery service which supports people aged 18 upwards to:
- Make lifestyle and behavioural changes
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Increase independence and self-determination.
Drop in times (for people without an appointment) run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 1pm and Tuesday from 1.30pm to 5pm.
Address: Lift House, 6 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UH.
Email: EastSussex.STAR@cgl.org.uk or telephone 0300 303 8160
Eastbourne Station Health Centre
Open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.
Address: Eastbourne Station Health Centre, Eastbourne Station, Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3QJ
Telephone: 01323 726650
HomeWorks provides a generic floating support service that can support rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping.
Referrals must be made through the local authority. Contact your Housing Needs officer to discuss further.
STEPS provides housing and advice for people aged over 60.
Telephone: 0300 123 2422