It’s getting colder and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has activated its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol for rough sleepers to access emergency accommodation.
If you know of somebody who is currently sleeping rough, please contact Julian House at email@example.com, call 01256 322791 or speak with the council’s housing team on 01256 844844. More information can be found at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/homelessness.
In Basingstoke and Deane we are working together to reduce homelessness in the borough.
During the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, local homeless services, in partnership with the council, supported 66 people away from rough sleeping. Throughout the pandemic we have continued to work collaboratively to ensure those who moved into accommodation are supported to ensure they continue to live independently.
Your help can make a difference right now.
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 to the Social Inclusion Partnership’s Make a House a Home fundraising campaign to help purchase items to create more independence for those living in supported accommodation virginmoneygiving.com/fund/realchange or donate money or raise funds on behalf of local homelessness charities.