Rough sleeping

Thank you for helping London's homeless

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

You can keep making a Real Change to the lives of rough sleepers by:

Contacting the national rough sleeper referral service StreetLink when you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, or if you find yourself at risk of sleeping on the street:

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

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

You can also make a difference by donating to registered homelessness charities.

More information on homelessness charities in Westminster and the services they offer:

100% of your donation will go to the charities and will be split equally between the three. You may be charged for one text message at your network’s standard or charity rate. Always get the bill payer’s permission. 

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

Westminster Rough Sleeping Strategy 2013-16

Read the strategy

Westminster Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-20

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 new strategy will be published in early 2017. 


Last updated: 7 November 2016
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