Concerned about someone sleeping rough?

Not all rough sleepers are aware that advice and support is available to them.

By telling us about someone who is sleeping rough, you will help to connect that person to the local services available.

Who to contact

The Council's Homeless Advice Team 

If you or someone you know is sleeping rough or does not have a fixed place to stay then contact the Council's Homeless Advice Team for help and advice. 


StreetLink is a national rough sleeping website that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area. You can report someone who you think may be sleeping rough via their website:

Other help and support

Homeless Transitions Service

The Bridge in Loughborough have a project to support rough sleepers who have been invoved in the criminal justice system called the Homeless Transitions Service. More information is available on their website here.

Severe weather

Extra support is available to rough sleepers or those at risk of sleeping rough in severve weather conditions in order to prevent loss of life.  The Council works with local organisations to ensure that anyone sleeping rough is offered emergency support during cold weather periods. We have a Severe Weather Protocol which describes how and when we provide this support. Swep procedure jan 2017 (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

Last updated: Thu 11 May, 2023 @ 11:00