YMCA Downslink - Eastbourne Foyer

Referral address

40 St Leonards Road
East Sussex
BN21 3LZ

Referral phone

01323 735618

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with a local connection to Eastbourne.

Who we cannot help

Each application is based on it's own merits.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from Children & Adult Services, Youth Support, Youth Offending teams and Eastbourne Borough Council.

Referral procedure

Named agency referrals only. All referrals to come through Local Housing Authority or leaving Care, no self-referrals. Interviews during the pandemic are carried out over the phone and may take longer. Must have proof of ID, eg NI number.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time, 3 part time night staff, 1 manager, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork sessions with weekly meetings. Staff help with training and personal development needs, social and life skills, signposting to other agencies.

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsitting room 31
  • Shared flat 2 rooms 2
  • Total spaces: 33


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  • Disabled facilities: 2 rooms accessible to wheelchair users. Warden call system in all rooms.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Eastbourne train station - 2 minutes walk.


Currently welcome volunteers to work alongside our positive placements mentoring scheme and Chaplaincy offer.


Food, money - email kirsten.mccarthy@homegroup.org.uk or phone 01323 734760 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Downslink - Eastbourne Foyer and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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