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Streetlink

Streetlink

On any given night in England and Wales, over 4700 individuals will be sleeping rough. This is dangerous and damaging to their health and wellbeing. At St Petroc’s we know that many people would like to help when they see someone sleeping rough, but don’t know how.

StreetLink offers a practical solution.

How does StreetLink work?

StreetLink is a website, mobile app and phone line that operates 24/7 and allows you to send an alert about the location of someone sleeping rough. StreetLink will then pass this information on to the relevant local services who then find these individuals and connect them with support.

The St Petroc’s team follows up an alert within ten days to see what action was taken, and, if you so wish, can update you on what happened as a result of your alert.

StreetLink does not provide accommodation and is not an emergency service. It simply helps make the connection between someone who is sleeping rough and the local services that can help them.

How do I get in touch?

There are three ways you can tell us about someone sleeping rough:
• Visit www.streetlink.org.uk, click ‘Tell us about a rough sleeper’ and fill in as many details as you can
• Download the mobile app (available for free from the iTunes and Google Play stores) and follow the same steps as the website
• Call 0300 500 0914.

What information will I be asked for?

The more detail we get, the better the chance of the individual being found. Please provide the following information where possible:
• A specific location for the individual sleeping rough. You can do this by using the map to pinpoint the exact location if reporting via the website or mobile app.
• A description of the location with as much detail as possible, e.g. nearby shops or monuments.
• Details of the times of day that the individual is usually in the location.
• Any information about them i.e. name, gender, age, ethnicity and any other physical description.