If so please contact Whitchurch Borough Councillor Cllr.Dave.George@basingstoke.gov.uk
SAFE AND SECURE ACCOMMODATION and SUPPORT FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS
Rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping in the borough continue to be supported following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) thanks to the joined up approach of the Basingstoke and Deane Social Inclusion Partnership.
Safe and secure places available
For the borough’s most vulnerable people, those known to be rough sleeping in the community, the council and partners have ensured safe and secure places are offered or available alongside the continued support of the outreach team and other services and charities within the partnership.
This accommodation includes 10 vacant homes provided by housing association VIVID, supported by church volunteers, the food bank, the night shelter, the furniture project and the outreach team Julian House to furnish the home and provide food parcels and support.
Various groups are working together
The Social Inclusion Partnership brings together public services, commissioned housing providers, voluntary and faith-based groups and many more with a shared aim to combat homelessness and rough sleeping in the borough.
Working together with partner organisations including May Place, the Camrose Centre, Julian House outreach, medical services and citizens advice, the council is ensuring support continues for those most in need during these challenging times.
People who are concerned that a person may be rough sleeping are also asked to contact Streetlink by calling 0300 500 0914 or visiting www.streetlink.org.uk