4. How you can help rough sleepers
If you would like to tell us about a rough sleeper in your community please visit the Street Link website
We have commissioned an Assertive Homeless Outreach Service which is provided by Julian House. Our teams of outreach workers and volunteers will find and engage with rough sleepers to help and encourage them off the streets. We provide practical help, including:
- help into emergency accommodation
- help into hostel accommodation, private rented or supported housing
- help with ID and benefits
- information and advice about support services
- assistance with linking in with health services
- access to individual budgets
Access to hot food, showers, washing facilities and other related support is available at St. Petrocks homeless resource and training centre.
Our support workers can meet sleepers at their usual street locations or at an agreed safe place to talk about accommodation and support option. Our Assertive homeless outreach team (AHOT) can be reached on 01392 284287 or 01392 277888.
Severe weather provision / safe sleep
When the weather is severe or extremely cold (zero degrees or lower for 3 consecutive days), we ensure that there is a service in place for rough sleepers. We are also trialling a new project with partners across the city called safe sleep. To find out more about these services please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you can do
If you spot a rough-sleeper in your local area or have concerns about people sleeping rough or using the streets, contact the Streetlink.
Our homelessness strategies
You can read more about our approach to homelessness, and our published Rough Sleeper Delivery Plan on our Strategies, policies and plans page.