Helping the homeless in Hastings

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A partnership of local authorities has awarded £30,000 to help homeless people in Hastings.

Sussex Homeless Outreach Reconnection & Engagement (SHORE) awarded the money to Seaview.

The charity will use the money to employ a support worker to help rough sleepers keep their accommodation.

Seaview has supported vulnerable adults in Hastings for more than 25 years with a focus on rough sleepers and people at risk of sleeping rough.

In total, £98,000 has been awarded to three Sussex charities.

The other projects were Crawley Open House and Worthing Churches Homeless Projects.

SHORE project co-ordinator John Routledge said: “SHORE is successfully helping rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation but we need to do more to help people sustain that accommodation.

“These grants will help some of the most vulnerable people in Sussex to get their lives back on track and also reduce demand on other services such as health, mental health, probation and the police.”

SHORE is now inviting further bids for the second round of accommodation support grants for former rough sleepers in Sussex.

For more information contact john.routledge@eastbourne.gov.uk or call 01323 415393.