A sad day for Eastbourne

From: Sheena WilsonLangney Rise Eastbourne

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 2:24 pm
Pauline Peagam at The Rebourne Centre, Eastbourne (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150107-154657008

As we emerge from lockdown there is an expectation of “getting back to normal”.

Sadly that will not be possible for some of the vulnerable residents of Eastbourne

The Salvation Army Rebourne Corner will no longer be their safe haven where each day they had a warm welcome from Pauline and Skyler.

The day centre was the vision of Pauline Peagam-Phillips the Salvation Army community development manager.

It was opened on 2010 and for more than 10 years she and Skyler helped many people in distress find hope and a way out of their spiralling chaotic lives.

Pauline aimed to help marginalised people in Eastbourne by a dedicated service of meeting people’s practical, emotional and personal aftercare needs.

Her ethos was one of social inclusion, working closely and professionally with other agencies.

Her clients had a range of personal concerns including mental health problems, offending behaviours, addiction, homelessness and all personal crises.

Pauline met those needs by helping with advocacy, crisis response, frontline practical assistance and welfare benefits, housing and accommodation support.

Pauline Peagam-Phillips was held in high regard by those who worked with her.