If you are rough sleeping in York, please refer to our Rough sleeper information leaflet or contact the Early Intervention and Prevention Team at the Salvation Army who provide advice for single homeless people and couples aged 18 and over. For further information, please see the Salvation Army homeless advice leaflet.

They also run a weekday 'drop-in' between 10.00am and midday at the Peasholme Centre, 4 Fishergate, York, YO10 4FH. They will offer advice and refer you to a hostel or supported accommodation via the Single Access Point (SAP), or help you access private rented housing.

Carecent runs a breakfast club for rough sleepers from Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 10.45am. They provide food, clothing and friendship in a warm and friendly environment.

No Second Night Out (NSNO)

York operates an emergency bed system for rough sleepers to help prevent new rough sleepers spending a second night on the streets. Rough sleepers are then given one offer of accommodation to resolve their homelessness based on their situation.

For more information contact:

  • The Salvation Army on telephone: 01904 405330
  • The StreetLink national rough sleeper reporting line on telephone: 0300 5000 914

Organisations which have signed up to the NSNO principal include:

Downoad the NSNO Protocol for more information.

Concern about rough sleepers

If you're concerned about the welfare of a rough sleeper:

Volunteering to help rough sleepers

If you're interested in helping rough sleepers, there are several established charities and voluntary groups in the city who you could consider volunteering with.

Homeless charities which offer volunteering opportunities include:

Contact these homeless charities directly to offer your help. Alternatively, contact York Community Voluntary Service or visit the TORCH York Facebook page.

Please note that ArcLight are now part of Changing Lives.

Private landlords who wish to help rough sleepers access accommodation can contact our letting agency, YorHome, or phone the Salvation Army private lettings office on tel: 01904 405330.


We encourage the public to donate money to charities working with people that are homeless, instead of giving to individual beggars.

We are doing so in partnership with the North Yorkshire Police. They aim to raise awareness with the message #NoNeedtoBegYork.

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