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Rough sleepers

Tell us about someone sleeping rough

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough you can tell us via the Streetlink website. Please provide as much information as possible. These details will then be passed to us so that we can help that person connect to local services and support.

Tell us about someone sleeping rough

Our aims

We are committed to preventing rough sleeping in Dacorum. Our Strategic Housing team works with Resident Services, police, health and voluntary sector partners to provide positive and realistic opportunities for rough sleepers to access accommodation and services.

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol

For anyone who is street homeless, the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) comes into force whenever the temperature drops to freezing or below.

This means extra 'Crash Pad' bed spaces are made available for everyone who needs them during this period.

This will only last for the period where the temperature drops that low, but it is available to anyone who would otherwise be outside.

If you are street homeless and the temperature falls below freezing, then you need to contact DENS or ourselves to gain access to this emergency provision.

You can do this in the following ways:

  • In person - at The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN
  • By phone - call 01442 228000 and ask for Homeless Prevention (Outside our office hours you need to call 0800 018 6050).

Your kindness could kill

  • Giving money to people who beg may help to keep them on the streets.
  • In some cases, you will be helping to pay for the drugs that could kill them.
  • Giving to people who beg won't help but giving to charity will. Please give responsibly.

Page Last Updated: Monday, 08 January 2024 at 05:00 PM