Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Advice about homelessness

Concerns about someone sleeping rough

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 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: 05 January 2024


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