Rough Sleeper Severe Weather Provision

Information received today from East Northamptonshire Council

Rough Sleeper Severe Weather Provision

I have spoken to the Night Shelter and they have advised me they are able to cope with the SWEP at the present difficult times.

This facility is only for rough sleepers currently in the East Northamptonshire District. All Local Authorities are required to operate a rough sleeper provision therefore rough sleepers in other areas should contact their local council for assistance.
Due to the current severe weather, the Council has activated it's Severe Weather Scheme for rough sleepers. This is put into place when conditions reach below freezing for 3 consecutive nights or period of adverse weather. We will ensure that everyone has access to shelter during adverse weather and freezing temperatures, regardless of the normal homelessness eligibility rules.
If you are aware of anyone who is facing the prospect of rough sleeping during this severe weather period please call the Rushden Night Shelter first on 01933 353946 or the council's housing options team on 0345 600 50 50. If you are calling during the night, you will be directed to an out-of-hours telephone number.

The scheme will remain open until we provide notification that it is closed.

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:16 by Admin

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