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Brighton Homeless Service

We run three drop in sessions a week, all staffed by volunteers. Nurse consultations are available at the drop in sessions.

Service When Where
Drop in session Mondays, 9am-11:30am Day centre, First Base, Montpelier Place
Drop in session Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm Mobile treatment centre on Brighton seafront
Podiatry Clinic Thursdays, 9am-11:30am First Base, Montpelier Place

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We are pleased to announce the opening of a new specialised Podiatry clinic, predominantly for rough sleepers, with thanks to the generous funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

(A podiatrist is also available some Thursday evenings.)

Nurse consultations

Most of our nurse consultations are for first aid, wound and foot care, drug and alcohol related matters and skin disorders.

What we can do

  • • Administer first aid 
  • • Treat wounds and change dressings 
  • • Discuss current health concerns Brighton homeless service
  • • Specialised foot care with a podiatrist
  • • Referrals to appropriate services
  • • Give support and listen
  • • Health assessments
  • • Health promotion
  • • Provide socks, shoes, space blankets, sun cream and other items
  • • Offer support attending health care appointments.

What we cannot do

  • • Prescribe medication
  • • Needle exchange
  • • Provide transport or accommodation

We also provide an Advocacy and Transport service for homeless patients at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

We work closely with local voluntary and statutory support agencies and in particular with Morley Street Homeless Healthcare Service, which offers GP and nurse-led primary health care to homeless people.

Read our full 2017 Service User Survey Report.

For more information and to enquire further please contact