Batsford – building affordable homes is only way to avert a crisis!

In the most challenging of circumstances the number of rough sleepers in Hastings has been slashed with fewer than ten people sleeping rough around the town on any single night. There are an additional 40 or so former rough sleepers in emergency accommodation as plans are developed for how to move them on in to […]

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 […]

Council gets share of cash to fight growing rough sleepers problem

With the numbers of rough sleepers in Hastings on the rise Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has been awarded additional money by central government to help tackle the problem. Peter Chowney, leader of HBC says Hastings and Eastbourne councils submitted a joint bid for additional funding to help rough sleepers and have been awarded £664,000. Mr […]