Emergency accommodation available for rough sleepers (Friday 17 January 2020)
It’s getting colder and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has activated its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for rough sleepers to access emergency accommodation.
If you are or know of somebody who is currently sleeping rough, please contact Julian House at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01256 322791 or speak with the council’s housing team on 01256 844844. More information can be found at https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/homelessness.
Real Change fundraising campaign hits target
Great news on Christmas Eve! The Real Change not Loose Change fundraising campaign has hit its target a week ahead of schedule. A total of £5,236 has been raised for the Camrose Centre. The campaign encourages people to support local homelessness charities as an alternative to giving money directly to people on the streets. The Camrose Centre opens every Tuesday and Thursday providing a self service breakfast all day from 10am to 2pm plus a two course hot lunch. Clothing, toiletries and food for rough sleepers is also provided, as well as sign posting to other sources of help. On Fridays the Camrose Centre opens for homeless people only between 10am and 12.30 pm, serving brunch. Thank you all for your support.
Rough sleeper number drops thanks to partnership effort
The number of people rough sleeping in Basingstoke and Deane has fallen for a third consecutive year thanks to an innovative partnership approach.
Emergency accommodation available as temperatures plummet
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has activated its severe weather emergency protocol for rough sleepers to get emergency accommodation. Click here for more info.
Real Change project launched to boost support for homeless
Homeless and vulnerable people in the borough are set to get better access to support services with the launch of a new Real Change project.
Help the homeless by making Real Change happen
The Real Change Not Loose Change campaign has raised over £40,000 since 2016 to help keep homeless people off the cold streets of Basingstoke and Deane.
Partnership effort sees rough sleeper numbers drop
The number of people rough sleeping in Basingstoke and Deane has fallen for a second consecutive year thanks to a joined up approach and the “tremendous effort and energy” of all the agencies, charities and volunteers to tackle homelessness in the borough.