We would like to thank the following churches for being part of the Eastbourne Winter Night Shelter Project. Each church takes responsibility for one evening a week in a set pattern, which enables ease of planning by the local church and by the project team.
Living Stones (Sunday)
All Saints (Monday)
Our Lady of Ransom (Tuesday)
St. Mary’s (Wednesday)
Salvation Army (Thursdays)
All Souls (Friday)
Elim (Alternate Saturdays)
Community Church, St. Anthony’s (Alternate Saturdays)
The government guidelines and Pubic Health advice mean that it is not suitable to operate communal shelters like the one that has run in Eastbourne for the last nine years. We are unable to use church halls this year to provide emergency shelter.
Eastbourne Borough Council about the need to provide single room accommodation in the current situation. They have leased two 6 bed properties to provide additional temporary accommodation to those that would otherwise be street homeless. This will run very differently from the Winter Night Shelter and the Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) team will take responsibility for assessing and placing residents and for managing the houses.
The RSI team have asked us to continue to be involved in this Winter Temporary Accommodation. Due to the Covid guidelines and the limitations of space within the properties, we are restricted in how much interaction will be possible with residents.
If you would like to contact any of the coordinators or the main night shelter coordinator please complete the form below. Thanks.