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Hastings 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 Service User Survey 2018 Report (pdf)

Read the full 2018 End of Year Report (pdf)

 

Services and opening times:

We run four clinics per week at Seaview Project, Hatherley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6LB. Please use the entrance on Southwater Road.

  • • Mondays, 12pm-2pm - nurse consultations and specialist foot care
  • • Tuesdays, 12pm-2pm - nurse consultations
  • • Thursdays, 10am-1pm - nurse consultations
  • • Fridays, 12pm-2pm - nurse consultations

We also provide a health outreach service one evening a week at Hope Kitchen, Wellington Square Church, Wellington Square, Hastings TN34 1PN. The entrance is on Albert Road, opposite Shots snooker bar.

  • • Saturdays, 7:30pm-9pm - nurse consultations

What we can do:

  • • Discuss current health concerns
  • • Assess and dress wounds, including leg ulcers
  • • Provide specialist footcare
  • • Make referrals to other services
  • • Mental health support and advocacy
  • • Administer first aid
  • • 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

We can't provide:

  • • Needle exchange
  • • Transport
  • • Accommodation

2018 Service User Survey

As in previous years, positive themes emerged from the 2018 Service User Survey (pdf) including accessibility, empathy, dignity, listening, mental health support, respect and kindness. Responses further suggested that service user experience is generally that of a holistic, non-paternalistic service that gives its clients a voice and works in genuine partnership with them.

Survey responses included:

"I was treated with dignity, respect and kindness."

"They listened to the full story and made decisions in partnership with me."

"Professional and friendly. Did the job. Solution focused."

"It’s a service that’s very much needed here and very much appreciated."

Read the full Service User Survey 2018 Report (pdf)

 

Volunteer with us

If you're interested in supporting the Hastings Homeless Service, have a look at our latest volunteer vacancies:

 
Find out more about becoming a Homeless Service Volunteer.
 

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: Service User Survey 2018 Report (pdf)

Read our 2018 End of Year Report (pdf)

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