Published by Sam Swyer on Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:10

On an annual basis all Councils report on the number of rough sleepers they have in their area.  The NFDC's report will be based on the number of rough sleepers there are on the night of Wednesday 14th November. 

The definition of a rough sleeper is:

People sleeping, about to bed down (sitting on/in or standing next to their bedding) or actually bedded down in the open air (such as on the streets, in tents, doorways, parks, bus shelters or encampments). People in buildings or other places not designed for habitation (such as stairwells, barns, sheds, car parks, cars, derelict boats, stations, or “bashes”).

If people are living in hostels or shelters, sofa surfers, people in campsites or other sites used for recreational purposes or organised protest, squatters or Travellers they are not classed as a rough sleeper.   

If you know of anyone rough sleeping on the night of 14th November, please complete this form and return it by email to angie.richards@nfdc.gov.uk by 23rd November 2018. These forms are also available from The Benefice Office.

Most importantly, should you find anyone sleeping rough please contact Streetlink who will be able to help - If the person needs urgent medical attention or you believe they are under 18 years of age please call 999

Thank you for your help, this could really make a difference.

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