Hastings Homeless ServiceHastings homeless service

The Hastings Homeless Service runs five sessions a week staffed by volunteers and healthcare professionals, including nurses.

The Hastings Homeless Service aims to be an accessible, approachable, inclusive service, incorporating mental health support and therapeutic listening within general healthcare and first aid provision, for marginalised members of the community who find NHS services especially difficult to access.

Read the full 2016 Service Survey Report

The service is based at:

Seaview Project, Hatherley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6LB
(entrance on Southwater Road)

Services and opening times:

When Service
Mondays, 12-2pm Nurse consultations, podiatrists (foot care)
Tuesdays 12-2pm Nurse consultations
Thursdays, 10am-1pm Nurse consultations
Fridays, 12-2pm Nurse consultations
Saturdays, 7:30pm-9pm Nurse consultations

We also have an ongoing partnership with the Conquest Hospital in Hastings to provide support, advocacy and discharge planning for homeless patients.

What we can do:

  • • Administer first aid
  • • Treat wounds and change dressings
  • • Discuss current health concerns
  • • Specialised foot care with a podiatrist
  • • Make referrals to other services related to health and housing
  • • Give support and listen
  • • Carry out health assessments
  • • Prescribe medication for minor ailments, wounds and infections
  • • Offer pregnancy testing
  • • Give flu jabs in winter
  • • Provide socks, space blankets and sun cream
  • • Give stop smoking support

What we cannot do:

  • • Provide needle exchange
  • • Provide transport
  • • Secure accommodation

Our 2016 Service User Survey overwhelmingly demonstrated the service’s effectiveness at achieving its aims. Survey responses included:

'Coming into the service, knowing that it’s here has been a relief. Having someone there is a weight off my mind.'

'It’s a 100% marvellous service. Without it people could die on the street. They’ve saved lives.'

Read the full 2016 Service Survey Report

More information

Contact us

For further information, please contact Nurse Co-ordinator, Roger Nuttall: Email: roger.nuttall@sja.org.uk or phone: 01424 435358

Reports and surveys

Find out how we’re doing: Hastings Homeless Service 2016 user survey

Read our 2016 end of year report

Training available through the Homeless Service

We offer first aid training courses to both homeless and vulnerable housed people, and front line workers. Find out what’s available.

Volunteer with the homeless service

We regularly look for nurses, podiatrists and general support volunteers

Homeless service