All rough sleepers offered a bed during current bad weather
Due to the current weather, we are currently providing a bed for anyone sleeping rough in Kirklees.
Today we have activated what is called our ‘Severe Weather Emergency Protocol’ (SWEP) which aims to prevent deaths on the streets in severe weather.
With forecasts over the weekend looking bad, we’re keeping SWEP active until at least Monday 22 January, when we will review it based on the new forecasts.
If you know or meet anyone who is in this situation please contact us on the numbers below, and spread the word so that other people are aware too:
Out of hours – Emergency Duty Service 01484 414933
Weekday between 9 and 5pm – Housing Solutions Service – 01484 221350
Every person who is given a bed through SWEP is visited by a housing officer the next morning, to talk them through their options and discuss how they can get longer term help.
This is the third time we have activated SWEP this winter, so far 16 people have taken up the offer.