320 homeless people were sent from Brighton to central Eastbourne or Lewes district ‘without adequate support’ during Lockdown.

Brighton and Hove City Council placed 320 homeless households into central Eastbourne or Lewes district “without adequate support”, since the ‘Everyone In’ initiative in March 2020. 

As of June 14, this figure stood at 237 households, but the county council says it has not heard details of how BHCC intends to reduce this 

Officers also said the council had written to BHCC asking how it intends to oversee the health and social care needs of those it has placed, but had not received a response at the time of the meeting.  

In light of these concerns, the East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board agreed to formally write to their opposite number in Brighton to lay out their concerns.