Support for rough sleepers stepped up as temperatures drop
Released: Thursday, 25 November 2021
With temperatures set to plummet over the next few days, Adur & Worthing Councils has stepped up its support for rough sleepers.
From today (Thursday, 25th November 2021), the Severe Weather Emergency Protocols (SWEP) will be activated. This means that anyone who is rough sleeping will be offered accommodation.
In the last six weeks, the number of people rough sleeping locally has risen significantly, as the fallout from the COVID pandemic continues. This includes the eviction ban coming to an end last month which has seen more people presenting as homeless.
A spokesperson for Adur & Worthing Councils said:
“Everyone who is currently rough sleeping has been offered accommodation during the cold spell. Our staff will also continue to be out and about ensuring that vulnerable individuals are directed to relevant services.
Businesses and residents are also encouraged to play their part. This includes connecting rough sleepers to local support services via Streetlink which sends reports directly to local teams.”
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Page last updated: 29 November 2021