Seaview offers an open access wellbeing centre and linked services particularly focussed on the needs of those who are homeless or insecurely housed in Hastings and St Leonards. Many of the people using Seaview’s support services face an array of challenges including rough sleeping, drug and alcohol addictions, mental health issues, long term physical health conditions, loneliness, unemployment, poverty and social isolation. Seaview provides a place where people can reconnect with others and with their own personal goals. Seaview is incredibly proud to be one of 8 national winners of a GSK/Kings Fund Impact Award 2018. The awards are made to voluntary sector organisations who have led an exceptionally positive impact on the Health and Wellbeing of the communities they serve. Below is a short film which demonstrates the impact of Seaview in our local community.

As highlighted in the film, Seaview’s range of services include:

Open access wellbeing centre

We provide a warm and welcoming building where people can find help, comfort, friendship and inspiration. We offer laundry, washing facilities as well as access to activities such as gym, arts choir, healthy hot meals and friendship.

RADAR Recovery groups Peer Leadership

We provide peer support opportunities and leadership through our RADAR (refocus, assess, develop, activate, recover) programme.

Housing Support Services

We offer a Seaview Accommodation Support Service (SASS) and Rough Sleeper Initiative (RSI) Housing First Service providing intensive housing support to former rough sleepers, helping them to maintain their tenancies and stop the revolving door of homelessness.


Seaview carries out early morning sessions in our local community, verifying and checking on the wellbeing of those rough sleeping. We provide follow up daytime sessions, motivating and helping individuals to access health and housing support.

Meeting primary healthcare needs

We enjoy a close partnership with St John Ambulance to provide regular access to a nurse and podiatrist.
For more information, please visit seaviewproject.co.uk.

Funds raised by the Big Sleep in previous years has helped to fund the following services:

  • Rough Sleepers Outreach Service – enabling Seaview to reach out and make contact with more rough sleepers on the street in the early hours on the street, verifying and checking on the welfare of rough sleepers and encouraging individuals to take the first steps in finding a home.
  • Seaview Accommodation Support Service (SASS) – supporting former entrenched rough sleepers in their homes and in doing so helping to stop the revolving door of homelessness.
  • Wellbeing Centre – providing further support to those who use our Wellbeing Centre Services throughout the year.