Worried about someone sleeping rough?

Dear Everyone,

You have probably seen newspaper articles, Tweets etc about helping homeless people sleeping rough this winter. In this extremely cold weather, everyone is being asked to do what they can to ensure that no one is without shelter and a warm safe place to sleep, and Westminster churches are, of course, very much involved with helping the homeless.

The general public are being asked to also assist, and  Streetlink  http://Streetlink.org.uk say “If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in England or Wales, you can use this website to send an alert to StreetLink.  The details you provide are sent to the local authority or outreach service for the area in which you have seen the person, to help them find the individual and connect them to support.”

The following two newspaper articles give more details, and you may care to share this with your congregations

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/26/see-homeless-person-sleeping-rough-snow-7342879/

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5678345/streetlink-app-homeless-people-sleeping-rough-snow/

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