Despite Covid-19, all of our services have continued, although with adjustments to keep everyone safe. In the year to 31st March 2021:

We supported 4,890 clients and tenants

We moved 744 people away from rough sleeping and prevented a further 453 people from becoming homeless in the first place

Our Impact

In our housing and supported accommodation services, we accommodated:


households and individuals across Sussex in our community housing


people in our specialist mental health services


people in our addiction services

people under 25 in our Hastings Young People’s Service
people under 25 in our homeless hostels and other residential services
people in our high support hostel for single homeless people with complex support needs

Rough Sleepers


people were moved away from rough sleeping across our services


people new to rough sleeping were seen each week throughout the pandemic at our First Base Day Centre

Advice Services


people received advice and legal representation from our centres in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings


was raised in income by our welfare benefits advisers for 512 clients

First Base Day Centre


people made use of the services provided by First Base Day Centre


people were helped to move away from rough sleeping


meals were delivered by First Base staff to people in emergency accommodation

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services


people received mental health support from our Be OK and Pathfinder services


of clients who accessed these services said they were able to stabilise or improve their mental wellbeing following the support

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