If you've seen someone you think is sleeping rough and are concerned about their welfare, you can help them by alerting us.
You can call our Navigators on telephone: 0751 116 1169 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can help someone sleeping rough get the support they need by making an alert through StreetLink.
StreetLink is a website that enables you to submit an alert about someone sleeping rough. This alert goes to local authorities and outreach teams so that they can locate the person and provide them with the support they need. This includes anyone who is sleeping outside, preparing to bed down, or sleeping somewhere like a car.
Volunteering to help people sleeping rough
Several charities and community groups offer opportunities to volunteer with and help homeless people. They include:
Contact these charities to offer your help or contact York CVS.
Donating to help people off the streets
Please donate money to the York Street Aid fund for homeless people rather than giving to individuals. Handing cash direct to those on the street can prolong their situation and discourage them from seeking help and support.
Our cashless giving scheme supports people sleeping rough into a better life. It’s administered by Two Ridings Community Foundation. You can donate by text to a fund shared among Changing Lives and Carecent.
To donate, text 'YORK35 £' to 70070, indicating how much you wish to give after the £, for example, '£3'.
Funds for this scheme can be accessed for people rough sleeping, or who are at risk of it.
We and partners are supporting this scheme with the #NoNeedtoBegYork campaign.