IT looks like the number of homeless people in Eastbourne is growing given the dramatic increase in demand for our services.

That is the warning from The Matthew 25 Mission.

It supports vulnerable adults from its base in Seaside.

“It has been a bittersweet 12 months.

We have faced a significant increase in demand for our help from those in our community from those homeless, suffering addiction, mental health issues and more.

As soon as we increase our fund raising it seems the ‘goalposts get moved’ further away! However, we have a greater number of lovely people who support us with standing orders, donations, food, donations to the The Matthew 25 Mission Shop and time volunteering.

Whatever 2023 brings, we will be there standing alongside those needing help.

We are confident the people of Eastbourne will help us meet the challenges to come.”