YMCA Downslink - Eastbourne Foyer

Referral address

40 St Leonards Road
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

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • 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. Phone for an application form Mon-Fri 9am-5pm completed by applicant and referral agency prior to interview. 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, 1 part time day, 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

£8.05pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Total spaces: 33


  • Furnishings: Flats and bedsits fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 2 rooms accessible to wheelchair users. Warden call system in all rooms.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer facilities, laundry, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must participate in training. No alcohol or smoking allowed. Licence agreement.


Maximum 3 in room 4-11pm, 4-12 midnight Fri, 9-12 midnight Sat, 9-11pm Sun. Overnight by agreement.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Eastbourne train station - 2 minutes walk.


Currently have 2 volunteers. Phone 01323 734760 for further information.


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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