Cold Weather Protocol
Just a reminder that we are asking that you contact the service using 01384 815035 or 0800 555 2345, available 24 hours, if you know that anyone is sleeping rough in any weather.
We have emergency beds available to us in severe weather, and would hope to accommodate rough sleepers during cold weather even if the temperature is not forecast to be as low and/or persist for as long as the national standard requires, regardless of the circumstances, we will always offer a short respite of shelter to anyone we find roofless in severe weather. We will then work with the individual to find a permanent solution wherever possible.
If you know that anyone is sleeping rough in any weather, we would ask that you contact the service using 01384 815035 or 0800 555 2345 or online using the Streetlink online reporting tool which can be found at http://www.streetlink.org.uk/. Streetlink is a national rough sleepers reporting facility and any reports that are made for the Dudley Borough area are passed directly from Streetlink to our Homelessness Prevention Team for investigation and action. We can then look at all options and will endeavour to accommodate.
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