Due to the freezing weather and the COVID-19 Lockdown we are continuing to provide short-term accommodation for those who have been assessed as rough sleeping in Mid Sussex, if they wish to take this up.

We work in partnership with the outreach service Turning Tides to support residents who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping in Mid Sussex. However, we may not be aware of everyone so if you know of a rough sleeper in Mid Sussex then please alert us by completing a Streetlink referral at www.streetlink.org.uk

What to do if you are sleeping rough

If you are sleeping rough, please contact the Housing Needs Team. Information can be found on our Homelessness and Housing advice page.

You can also search the Homeless Link website for the following:

  • Hostels
  • Day centres
  • Services
  • Advice and support

What to do to help a rough sleeper

You can let us know about a rough sleeper by visiting the Streetlink website.

What we do to help rough sleepers

  • We aim to work closely with individuals rough sleeping in the local area to support and encourage them into sustainable accommodation.
  • We encourage residents to report rough sleepers through the central Streetlink referral system.
  • We work with Turning Tides to provide outreach floating support to rough sleepers in the Mid Sussex area.

We are not under a legal duty to provide emergency accommodation for everyone who is sleeping rough. However, rough sleepers are encouraged to work with us and Turning Tides to access all their housing options. We may arrange short term accommodation for people sleeping rough during severe weather conditions.

Contact us

The Housing Needs Team
Tel:
 01444-477574
Email: housingadvice@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 22 January 2021