EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell has met with the borough council to talk about support for the homeless. 

She said: “The council said the Government’s funding to help those on the streets was generous.

“Ministers have announced a £600,000 support grant for homelessness and also an additional £149,000 for renters over the winter.  

“The Rough Sleeper Initiative has been extended for three years allowing rough sleepers to be supported into sustainable housing.  

“I was also told that the number of homeless from Brighton housed in Eastbourne continues to fall and this is easing pressure on services linked to their support.”