How to help a rough sleeper
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper, there are easy ways to help.
How to refer a rough sleeper via StreetLink
You can make a report through the national rough sleeping reporting line, StreetLink. Your report will be forwarded direct to Central Bedfordshire's outreach service to provide the earliest support for anyone reported as sleeping rough in Central Bedfordshire.
StreetLink's mobile app
You can also download StreetLink's app on your mobile phone, so you can report the location of a rough sleeper in real time.
Find StreetLink's app on Apple's App Store
Get StreetLink's app on Google Play
How to refer to Central Bedfordshire's Rough Sleeper Outreach Service
Central Bedfordshire's Rough Sleeper Outreach Service is provided by NOAH Enterprise. The service provides a range of help to rough sleepers from giving out sleeping bags, completing benefit forms, referring to hostels and Housing Options teams and advice.
Severe cold weather arrangements in Central Bedfordshire for people sleeping rough
Find out about our severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP), which is instigated when the temperature is forecast to drop to zero degrees (or below) for three consecutive nights.
Notification of services available is sent to a range of organisations who provide services for people sleeping rough. SWEP provision is for those without accommodation and services. It's not extended to those who have accommodation available to them.