Advice about homelessness

Report rough sleepers and beggars

If you've seen someone sleeping rough, we can help. We work with the homelessness charity Streetlink to meet with rough-sleepers, carry out assessments and provide support.

We look at options to reconnect people to their own area or to support them to find accommodation, usually in the private rented sector. There are some categories of rough sleepers we cannot assist due to immigration restrictions. In these cases, we'll try to reconnect them with their country of origin.

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.

Call 999 if someone is unwell or distressed - don't put yourself in danger or approach someone acting strangely, even to help

Page last updated: 01 August 2018