Rough sleeping is the most visible and extreme form of homelessness, where people risk harm by sleeping outside or spaces not designed to be lived in because they do not have anywhere else to go
The Rough Sleeper team sits within the Mental Health and Complex Needs Team and works closely with the Housing Solutions Team. The team is here to help our most vulnerable residents who are rough sleeping or have rough sleeping lifestyles.
The Housing Solutions service and the Rough Sleeping Team has received funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to assist with ending rough sleeping and to ensure that the right support agencies are involved at the right time. We also ensure that any funding gaps for complex support services are met by our own budget allocation.
Whilst rough sleeping is not a choice there are numerous and complex scenarios that can play heavily on those who find themselves entrenched in rough sleeping or new to the streets.