Rough sleeping

1. Get help for rough sleepers

If you're concerned about someone sleeping rough, contact the national rough sleeper referral service, StreetLink.

They'll make sure details are forwarded to local outreach teams in Westminster, and you can get an update on what happened to them. 

Tell StreetLink about a rough sleeper

You can also phone StreetLink on 0300 500 0914.

In an emergency you should call 999, or call 111 if the situation is not life-threatening.

2. Get help for yourself

If you find yourself at risk of sleeping on the street, StreetLink can provide help and advice.

Get help from StreetLink

You can also phone StreetLink on 0300 500 0914.

In an emergency you should call 999, or call 111 if the situation is not life-threatening.

4. Your donations

Thanks to the countless Londoners who alert outreach teams or donate to homelessness services when they see someone sleeping rough, between 60 to 70% of newly identified rough sleepers never see a 2nd night out on the street.

5. Businesses in Westminster

If you have a business in Westminster and would like more information on how you can help, download our tips for businesses (PDF, 300KB)

6. Westminster Rough Sleeping Strategy

Westminster Rough Sleeping Strategy 2013 to 2016

Read the 2013 to 2016 strategy

Westminster Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017 to 2022

Read the 2017 to 2022 strategy

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation on our new Rough Sleeping Strategy.

We're looking at what you told us and making changes to the strategy to reflect your views. The strategy was published in September 2017. 


Last updated: 30 October 2017
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