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Happy New Year from all the team!

Happy New Year, we wonder what 2021 will bring?! 2020 was certainly a busy, emotional one. We started last year as normal but from March onwards things changed, as they did for everyone. Over the year our amazing bank of volunteers have worked thousands of hours cooking and serving tonnes of hot food. From a small group of dedicated people to a workforce of around 70 tireless drivers, cooks, washer-uppers, food bag sorters, admin, social media and the public faces of the street kitchens…. all smiling, all helping, all wearing PPE! They stepped up in a pandemic and gave their free time for others.

We recycled unwanted food and goods, we bought new clean socks, we grew food, we worked with StreetVet to worm our street dogs. We advocated, advised and made phone calls for those who couldn’t and we spent hours sorting Universal Credit with rough sleepers who had no access to computers. The list could go on and on and on!

Most importantly we all kept safe and healthy, we kept a very close eye on all our regular clients and the many new ones. We helped long term homeless into the temporary accommodation supplied by the council, and we helped them stay and move onto independence. 2020 has been a tough year but it’s also had a lot of positive, happy outcomes. We laughed, we cried and we sorted many tins of soup!

Happy New Year and a huge thank you to all our volunteers, donors and supporters.

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Sleep Out Fundraiser 12th Dec 20

Thank you to all that took part! We’re still collecting money but it’s around £3,000 at the moment. You are all amazing!   SHS SLEEP OUT 20 for Sussex Homeless Support   #shssleepout20   This year’s sleep out at Hove Lagoon has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions but we are hoping you will join us in a […]

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New Wednesday Street Kitchen

As rough sleeper numbers are increasing, and the wet and windy weather is upon us, we’re starting an extra kitchen. 5pm-6pm at the Clock Tower in Brighton, our young, and infinitely energetic, volunteers will be serving up hot soup and snacks. Dubbed ‘Hot Dog Wednesday’ by the team we hope to include the tasty and […]

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Our Covid-19 journey…

Since March we’ve been very busy… very busy! Around the 19th we geared up for a full UK lockdown and by the following monday SHS was one of the few homeless charities still operating in Brighton. We didn’t close, we didn’t stop and we stepped up. The first week we increased our hot meal output […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

  Your support during 2019 has been phenomenal. Individuals, companies large and small have all come up trumps. We have had people running auctions, abseiling, running marathons, raising sponsorship for the World’s Big Sleep Out, knitting for us, stores giving us their produce at the end of the day.  The list is endless but without […]

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Thank You Rebecca Cook of The Garden Chef

Sussex Homeless Support are really lucky to have support from so many different people, large companies, small companies, those local to Brighton and those further away. We are so grateful for their support and in return, we like to do a shout out for those who help us.  Their funding is what keeps SHS ticking […]