How to help people living rough on the street

There are more than 1,000 people sleeping rough in Brighton & Hove every year. Around a third of these have been seen before, with new people needing support every week.

The council's vision is to make sure no-one has the need to sleep rough in Brighton & Hove by 2020. We want to build on existing support and work with partners to see an effective city-wide approach for the future. With scarce resources and rising demand, we need to work together to help those in need.

StreetLink. Call 0300 500 0914. Visit you can help

How businesses can help

Donate to charities who support people living on the street

Homeless charities in Brighton & Hove are joining together again to raise awareness of how to help people living rough on the streets.

Make a text donation

To donate now send a text UMCC19 £3/£5/£10/£20 to 70070

Donate online

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About the Make Change Count campaign

Make change count logoThe campaign supports eight local charities

  • Brighton Housing Trust
  • St Mungo’s
  • Equinox
  • Sussex Nightstop
  • Antifreeze
  • YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Brighton YMCA
  • The Clock Tower Sanctuary

The campaign is supported Brighton & Hove City Council and Sussex Police.

Read more about the make change count campaign.

Volunteer with charities who support people living on the street

These are a few of the charities we work with across the city.

The Clock Tower Sanctuary supports homeless young people in the city. Volunteers help deliver their services, including information and advice to young people who are homeless and insecurely housed.

St Anne’s Day Centre offers a warm, safe and friendly environment where people are made to feel welcome and have a chance to eat, relax and socialise. Their volunteers help prepare and serve meals, along with playing games and talking to their clients.

Safehaven welcomes and supports vulnerable men and women in Brighton & Hove. Safehaven likes to meet volunteers to identify their passions and skills before they help out.

YMCA DownsLink Group provides supported accommodation and organises community projects. Along with general volunteering roles, the charity also have specific opportunities for young people aged 16 to 25 years old.