Rough sleeping strategy

The vision 

Through this strategy, all those with a stake in Brighton & Hove need to work together to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping, and to support those affected into regaining their independence so we can deliver our vision to make sure no-one has the need to sleep rough in Brighton & Hove by 2020.

Strategic priorities

  1. ​Preventing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping – to provide a consistent message about housing options that helps services prevent homelessness and moves people away from sleeping rough
  2. Rapid Assessment and Reconnection – outreach to assess the needs of people sleeping rough to plan support, and where appropriate, reconnect people with friends, families and support networks, before they are fully immersed in street life
  3. Improving Health – to ensure people sleeping rough are supported by health and social care services that help them to regain their independence
  4. A Safe City – making sure people sleeping rough, residents and visitors are safe and free from intimidation
  5. Pathways to Independence – making sure supported accommodation offers solutions appropriate to residents needs

Our pledge to the residents of Brighton & Hove

We pledge our organisations’ commitment to the vision, principle and priorities of the Brighton & Hove Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016.

We will work together in partnership to help people move away from street life, making sure no-one has the need to sleep rough in Brighton & Hove by 2020.

Pledge signed by:

  • Andy Winter, Brighton Housing Trust
  • Chas Walker, YMCA Downslink
  • Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner
  • David Devoy, St Mungo's
  • Jesse Wilde, Equinox
  • Siobhan Melia, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • Geoff Raw, Brighton & Hove City Council
  • John Child, Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioners Group
  • Colm Donaghy, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nev Kemp, Sussex Police
  • Julie Frith, Brighton & Hove Connected
  • Steve Rossell, Pavilions 

Contact us

Contact the housing strategy team to learn more about our rough sleeping strategy: