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 tel: 01904 405330
- The Streetlink national rough sleeper reporting line on tel: 0300 5000914
Concern about rough sleepers
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.
Homeless charities which offer volunteering opportunities include:
- Arclight Project
- Foundation York
- Safe and Sound Homes (SASH)
- York Furniture Store
- York Foodbank
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, who are conducting ‘Operation Warmth’. They aim to raise awareness with the message #NoNeedtoBegYork.
To participate in Operation Warmth, text ‘YORK33£3’ to 70070. Your text will give £3 to charities which help the homeless in York.