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Help people who are sleeping rough

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: 07511 161169 or email:

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.

Private landlords who want to help rough sleepers access accommodation can contact our letting agency YorHome or contact our Housing Options Team.

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 to donate £5 text 'YORK35 £5'.

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.

Also see

Housing Options

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 554500