Boosting support for rough sleepers and homeless people in Calderdale

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Calderdale Council’s new three-year strategy to end rough sleeping, prevent homelessness and support people in need will be discussed at its Cabinet meeting on Monday 7 June.

 

The Council understands the impact that rough sleeping and homelessness can have on individuals, families and communities. It does all it can, working with local partner organisations, to offer people hope and a stronger future through support, advice and accommodation.

The Calderdale Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021 – 2024 builds on the continued work across the borough and aims to:

  • Prevent homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • Improve and expand the help available when people become homeless or are living a street-based lifestyle.
  • Continue to develop effective support for people to move on from homelessness or rough sleeping and rebuild their lives.

From 2016, the number of people rough sleeping in Calderdale started to increase, and there was a significant rise in the number of people street begging in Calderdale’s larger towns in winter 2017/18.

If you believe you are at risk of rough sleeping or homelessness, or are concerned about someone else, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/homeless

What should I do if I am concerned about someone?

To report a concern or seek help for someone you think is sleeping rough:

  • Visit the: Street Link website.
  • Get in touch with Street Reach (24 hours a day).
  • If the person is unwell or distressed call 999.

Do not put yourself in danger or approach someone acting strangely, even to help.

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