If you are concerned about someone you have seen sleeping rough, please alert StreetLink via their website www.streetlink.org.uk or mobile app, which is available to download for Apple or Android phones. The StreetLink team will ensure the person sleeping rough is connected up with the services, accommodation and support available in their local area to help them away from the streets as quickly as possible.
What about people who are on the street but who may not be rough sleeping?
Some people who appear to be sleeping rough may be engaged in street activities, such as drinking or begging, but in fact have somewhere to stay. You can still alert StreetLink as it is always better to get in touch about someone you think may be rough sleeping, so that local services can provide support if needed.
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Detailed information about services available to homeless people in London
Sleeping rough is harmful and dangerous and we advise that if you are at risk of becoming homeless, to contact your local housing authority who should provide advice and guidance.
Homeless England is the leading source of information about advice, support, hostels and supported accommodation for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness in England. If you are in England you can search for homeless services in your local area.
Shelter is a UK charity which provides free, confidential advice to people with all kinds of housing problems.
StreetLink have produced a helpful guide called Getting Help If You’re Homeless