Real change not loose change

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has activated its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for rough sleepers to access emergency accommodation.

In Basingstoke and Deane we are working together to reduce homelessness in the borough.

Your help can make a difference right now.

Contact Streetlink

If you are worried about someone sleeping on the streets.


Support local homelessness charities and initiatives as an alternative to giving money directly to people on the streets.


Give your time or items to local homelessness charities.


Donate money or raise funds on behalf of local homelessness charities.

It’s getting colder & @BasingstokeGov has activated SWEP for rough sleepers to access emergency accommodation. If you are or know of somebody rough sleeping contact Julian House at basingstoke-outreach call 01256 322791 or vist realchangebas photo

The outreach team at @JulianHouseSE have been running a Budgeting Basics course today. The course is aimed at people who are rough-sleepers and those who are vulnerably housed. Today’s course was fully booked but future courses are planned. #RealChangeBasingstoke

Today if you see someone you are worried might be sleeping rough please take the time to @Tell_StreetLink by using their website or app. They send alerts to our local outreach services so they can find them and offer support #realchangebasingstoke realchangebas photo

Staff @BasingstokeGov have dropped off a large donation of food to the Basingstoke foodbank, this is in addition to the generous collection given before Christmas. Thank you for supporting the foodbank. #RealChangeBasingstoke realchangebas photo

Support for rough sleepers is now available on a Sunday at the Camrose Centre. Thanks to @BasingstokeGov Camrose staff & volunteers, the centre in Glebe Hall will open between midday & 3pm on Sundays until 1 March. Lunch, a self-service breakfast bar & showers will be available realchangebas photo

Today outreach team @JulianHouseSE , alongside @FeetForgotten, were at May Place House for a foot pampering morning for residents at the hostel. #realchangebasingstoke realchangebas photo