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Housing Advice - Rough Sleeping

    We are committed to ensuring that there is a practical approach to supporting rough sleepers in the area and are working with StreetLink to do this.  Therefore, if you are sleeping rough or come across someone who is sleeping rough, please call the StreetLink Service on 0300 500 0914 or visit the website
     

    StreetLink

    StreetLink is a national rough sleeping website that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area. The Service offers the public a means to act when they see someone sleeping rough and is the first step someone can take to ensure that rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them. The service is part funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government and is part of their commitment to end rough sleeping in England. 

    The telephone number for reporting to the StreetLink Service is 0300 500 0914 or visit the website 

    Rough Sleepers and members of the public can contact the StreetLink service about people sleeping rough in Stafford, alternatively they can report any concerns about a rough sleeper directly to the Rough Sleeper’s Outreach Service on 0800 970 2304 (free phone).

    Severe Weather

    Good practice guidance from the Department for Communities and Local Government recommends that all local authorities have emergency provisions in place to prevent the loss of life of rough sleepers in severe weather conditions. Provisions should be triggered when the night time temperature is predicted to be zero or below for three consecutive nights.

    Stafford Borough Council and partner organisations work together in to ensure that during freezing temperatures anyone sleeping rough has access to shelter.

    If you, or someone you are aware of, is facing the prospect of sleeping rough during severe weather, please contact the Housing Options Team on 01785 619000 or Emergency Out of Hours number 01785 619170.

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