If you are sleeping rough, or know of someone who is sleeping rough, and need help to get into temporary accommodation whilst the SWEP is active, call our housing options team on 01543 308703/308709/308711 or outside of office hours call 01543 574480.
We have a severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP), which is designed to help rough sleepers off the streets during severe weather by providing emergency temporary accommodation.
The protocol is activated when the predicted night time temperature is likely to be zero degrees Celsius or less for three consecutive nights. When the protocol is activated, anyone who is rough sleeping can contact us to access emergency temporary accommodation, regardless of their eligibility under homelessness legislation.
Find out more about the SWEP and check if it's currently active.
Evidence relating to the Healthy & safe communities chapter of the Local Plan.
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