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If you are concerned about anyone sleeping rough, you can alert the Local Authority who can connect them to a local service, including ourselves.
What is StreetLink?
StreetLink is an England-wide phone-line, website and mobile app which enables the public to alert Local Authorities about people sleeping rough in their area.
StreetLink aims to offer the public a means to act when they see someone sleeping rough, and is the first step someone can take to ensure rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them.
The details provided by a member of the public are sent to the local authority concerned, so they can help connect the person to local services and support.
The person reporting the problem receives details of the action the local authority normally takes when they are told someone is sleeping rough.
StreetLink also contacts the council within ten working days to find out what has happened as a result of the alert and, if requested, provides the person who made the report with an update.
Anyone can become homeless, and sleeping rough is not only dangerous but can also have a long-term effect on an individual’s health.
Evidence suggests that some individuals sleeping rough may not be known to local services; while not all rough sleepers are aware that advice and services are available to them.
StreetLink aims to help address this by providing the first step the public can take to ensure rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them.
This information is provided courtesy of Homeless Link