Man holding key to house

Working with homeless people to get homes

Effective 1 April 2021, Umbrella Brighton & Hove is suspending the take on of new clients. A review is now being undertaken of the demand for its services, whether the services need to change and the people and funding needed.

The problem of homelessness is rising in our country, and particularly in our city.

At Umbrella Brighton and Hove we work to get the homeless into homes by providing interest free loans to cover fees,
deposits and other associated costs of entering private sector accommodation; as well as appropriate transitional support once they are in their new home. More about what we do…

In December 2019 a report by the charity Shelter estimated that Brighton and Hove had 64 rough sleepers as well as 3,812 living in temporary accommodation on a given night. These figures ignore the “hidden homeless” such as sofa surfers or those under threat of eviction.

The positive news is that the number of homeless people has gone down in the last couple of years, both locally and nationally.