Get help for someone else
It is hard to know how best to help someone you see who is sleeping rough or appears to be homeless.
We want to bring an end to homelessness for good and are working with local councils and organisations to find a way. We need to engage with those on the streets to be able to offer longer term solutions and help them gain access to a permanent home of their own. Here’s what you can do if you see someone and are worried.
Streetlink is the national rough sleeper referral line. This alerts a local Outreach Team who will visit them to assess their needs. If required they will be provided with emergency supplies plus given advice on steps that can be taken to provide a more permanent solution. To make a referral visit https://www.thestreetlink.org.uk/
We will be able to support some people into accommodation immediately, but for others it might take some time. Everyone’s journey to the streets is different and so are their options away from the streets.
StreetLink is not an emergency service. If you believe the individual requires emergency medical attention for their mental or physical health, please call 999 for an ambulance or the police.
What happens next?
MAKE A REFERRAL TO USE CHESS ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES
At CHESS we want to help you get back on your feet after your recent experience.
Please click on the button to complete a form if you want to make a referral for someone else to use CHESS services.
If the person you have seen requires emergency medical attention – call 999 for an ambulance or the police.