GOVERNMENT figures show there are 37 people sleeping rough in Eastbourne – up from 12 last year.

Warming up the Homeless charity says that is wrong.

It says: “I wish there were only 37 sleeping rough in Eastbourne.

“The figure I’m afraid is totally incorrect.

“It’s far higher than that.

“At any one time there are 660 people sleeping rough in East Sussex alone with 1 in 79 people qualified as homeless in Hastings.”