Sleeping rough

We are committed to ensuring people within our borough do not have to sleep on the streets.

We have two accommodation and support hubs offering bed spaces for people who need short term accommodation. We also have an emergency night shelter and a number of other accommodation options specifically for people sleeping rough.

As part of our commitment, we work in partnership with The Brick (external link) to provide services aimed at people in crisis or who are at significant risk of rough sleeping. This is delivered by a dedicated team of outreach workers who work varying shift patterns to identify and engage with rough sleepers.

Do you know someone sleeping rough?

If you’re concerned about someone sleeping rough, you can complete our online referral form. It’s helpful if you can give us as much information as possible to ensure we respond appropriately.

We will assess the information provided and visit the location to try to engage with the individual.

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