Outreach workers in Eastbourne say they’re struggling to cope with the number of homeless people in the town, partly because dozens remain after being sent during the pandemic.

There are currently four times as many rough sleepers in Eastbourne as there were five years ago.

Yet more than 100 homeless people have been shipped there from Brighton, adding pressure to already stretched services. 

Some rough sleepers themselves say they’re struggling with the move and feel trapped, unable to return without losing their benefits.

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