THERE are 15 people sleeping rough in Eastbourne according to the borough council.

The council says it has been offering temporary accommodation to anyone sleeping rough in Eastbourne and working with them to find a longer term home.

It says: “Alongside our partners Southdown Housing Association we closely monitor the number of people sleeping rough.

At the latest verified count there were 15 people sleeping rough in Eastbourne – we’ve offered support to all of these people, including through several outreach sessions in the last week.

If you’re concerned about someone who is sleeping rough, please let us know via

Using this referral route means our dedicated team of specialists can offer support and keep track of anyone returning to sleeping rough and monitor who is new to the area.

If you are landlord with a property to let, please get in touch – our housing team work closely with tenants and landlords to build up strong relationships and secure tenancies. Contact us to find out more.!”