Rough sleeping in York

If you are rough sleeping in York, contact the council’s Housing Options team for advice.

You can also contact the Early Intervention and Prevention Team at the Salvation Army, who provide advice for single homeless people and couples (aged 18+). They also run a weekday 'drop-in' between 10am and midday at the Peasholme Centre, 4 Fishergate, York YO10 4FH.

The following resources are also available:

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

Concerned about a rough sleeper?

If you're concerned about the welfare of a rough sleeper, call the Salvation Army on tel: (01904) 405330, or report via Streetlink.

Helping 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.

Please contact them directly to offer your help; alternatively contact York Community Voluntary Service or visit the TORCH York Facebook page.

Homeless charities which offer volunteering opportunities include:

Private landlords who wish to help rough sleepers access accommodation can contact YorHome Lettings Agency or the Salvation Army Private Lettings Office on tel: (01904) 405330.

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