Hastings council’s housing initiatives half number of rough sleepers

Numbers of rough sleepers in Hastings has halved according to a report that will go before senior councillors next month. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is now widely recognised as a leader in innovative practice for reducing homelessness through intervention and prevention, members of the authority’s cabinet will be told. The average number sleeping rough in […]

National homeless crisis pushes Hastings Council to the brink

A national homeless crisis is pushing Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) finances to breaking point, councillors will be told next week. Increasing demand has seen its homelessness budget rocket by £386,000 more than expected. The cost of keeping homeless households in temporary accommodation is now costing the council £2 million a year. And families are spending […]

Preparing for a BIG night under the stars… and all for a great cause!

Seaview’s sponsored mass sleep-out returns to the Stade Open Space on Friday September 27th, raising awareness and funds for some of the town’s most vulnerable people. The Big Sleep 2019 will put greater emphasis on what the Big Sleep is all about, its role in enabling Seaview to carry out its vital work in the […]