Services available in Hastings

The Hastings Homeless Service aims to be an accessible, approachable, and inclusive service. It supports marginalised members of the community who find it difficult to access NHS services.

The service provides general healthcare and first aid provision, as well as mental health support and therapeutic listening. 

Services and opening times

We run four clinics per week at Seaview Project, Hatherley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6LB (view on Google maps). 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 and specialist foot care
  • 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 (view on Google maps). The entrance is on Albert Road, opposite Shots snooker bar.

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

Podiatrist examining a service user's feet

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.

What our clients say:

“They totally understand your situation. They put you at ease.”

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

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

“Positive energy and attitude to people who are vulnerable and down on their luck.”

End of Year Report

Read the full 2018 End of Year Report (pdf).

 

Get in touch

For more information about our Hastings Homeless Service, please get in touch.

Email: roger.nuttall@sja.org.uk

Phone: 01424 435358

Support our Hastings Homeless Service through our Amazon Wish List

You can support our service by purchasing items online via our Amazon Wish List. These are items such as hats, socks, and sleeping bags, that are donated to homeless and vulnerably housed people that use the service.

View our Amazon Wish List

Find out more

Brighton Homeless Service

At our Brighton service we run three drop-in sessions a week, all staffed by volunteers. Nurse consultations are also available.

Homeless Service training

Our Homeless Service training team delivers tailored first aid courses for homeless and vulnerably housed people and those who work with them.

Make a donation

Donate online. Your support helps to ensure that wherever a first aid emergency occurs, someone is on hand to help.

Interested in volunteering with our Homeless Services?

Find out more about what's involved and how to apply.