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Rough sleeping

How can you help a rough sleeper?

We welcome any information that helps us to help those who need it. If you see a person you believe may be rough sleeping you can:

What happens next?

Our HOST team usually responds to reports of rough sleepers within 24 hours of receiving the information. We contact the person and once they have agreed to accept support, HOST works with each person to offer help and understand their problems.

HOST works with a range of agencies to give people access to services that suit their needs. They also help with getting them into to the nightshelter. This offers short term emergency accommodation. Guildford residents have priority for a nightshelter place, these beds are open to anyone in need, if a bed is available. HOST then works with people to secure a move into longer term accommodation.

The help offered to rough sleepers depends on each person's circumstances and support needs.