Rough sleepers in Eastbourne are to get special help in this extreme heat today and tomorrow.

To provide extra support to rough sleepers during the extremely hot weather, EBC is activating its severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP).

“Our homelessness outreach teams will be providing support to rough sleepers including offers of accommodation, water, and sun protection as well as the usual housing and wellbeing advice.

We currently predict SWEP will be active until Wednesday 20 July.

If you know of or notice anyone sleeping rough who wishes to access SWEP accommodation during the heatwave, please encourage them to contact us.

Alternatively, you can report people in need of help via