Sleeping rough

If you are sleeping rough or you are concerned about someone who is sleeping rough, please contact the Housing Options Team:

When the Housing Options Team is notified about somebody who is sleeping rough we will visit as soon as possible to offer advice and support, and we can link to other agencies, such as those dealing with substance misuse or mental health issues, if relevant.

Help with accommodation in periods of severe weather (SWEP)

To make sure that no one dies on the streets due to severe weather and that every effort is made to engage with individuals during the severe weather period so they access appropriate services, we will, barring exceptional circumstances, provide accommodation for individuals who are known to be rough sleeping in the district and with whom we can make contact, if the temperature is forecast to be 0ºC or lower for three consecutive days.

If you, or someone you know, is at risk of sleeping rough this winter, contact the Housing Options Team on 01327 322374 or email

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