Hastings Young Peoples Service

Photo credit: Lucy Ray/PA Wire/Centre for Homelessness
Photo credit: Lucy Ray/PA Wire/Centre for Homelessness Impact
The Hastings Young Peoples Service is a supported housing project for homeless and vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 25 years old.

The Hastings Young Peoples Service is more than just a place to stay. We support our residents to learn a range of skills from cooking, hygiene and money management to living within their community and being ‘neighbourly’. We believe that these skills are vital for our residents to be able to live independently in the future.

One of Hastings Young People's Services buildingsOur residents are expected to engage in education, employment or training activities whilst a part of the Hastings Young Peoples Service so that they can gain the skills and qualifications that they will need to successfully move forward with their lives.

The project comprises of four properties; each resident will move through the stages towards increased independence.

Brittany Road (stage 1)
Southwater Road (stage 2)
Milward Road (stage 2)
Filsham Road  (stage 3)

How to apply

If you would like to access the Hastings Young Peoples Service you will need to be referred by Hastings Borough Council

You will then be invited to talk to a member of staff at the project and then if successful, will be put on the waiting list until a place becomes available.

Priority is given according to a persons level of need.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01424 435376

7 Brittany Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0RA

BHT Case Study


The Hastings Young People’s Service does what the name suggests, providing accommodation and support for homeless young people in Hastings and St. Leonards. Frankie came to the service in October 2016. She had held a tenancy elsewhere but due to relationship breakdown, found it difficult to cope and was ultimately evicted. This left her homeless and socially isolated.

Frankie responded positively to having stability and a constant source of support from the staff team. She engaged well with her key worker using a PIE (Psychologically Informed Environment) approach and she was able to explore reasons for her isolation, history of self-harming, depression, aspirations and visualising what her future would look like. This helped Frankie understand her needs and make a plan to move on.

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