Haringey Council works with a range of partners including Homes for Haringey, homelessness charities, specialist substance misuse and mental health organisations, and community groups to ensure rough sleepers are provided with appropriate support, and an offer of a route off the streets.
- What to do if you are rough sleeping or are aware of somebody rough sleeping
- Rough sleeping in very cold weather
- Joint borough work to support rough sleepers on Stroud Green
- Other initiatives to support rough sleepers
If you are rough sleeping or are aware of somebody rough sleeping, you can either:
- Alert the local authority and outreach services by making a referral to Streetlink (external link) on 0300 500 0914.
Streetlink is run in partnership between Homeless Link and St. Mungo’s, and is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Greater London Authority and the Welsh Government. Streetlink connects members of the public and their knowledge of rough sleepers, to the local services.
- Support or advise the rough sleeper, to present as homeless at a Customer Service Centre at either Wood Green Library or Marcus Garvey Library.
Haringey has a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP), which opens during periods of severe weather, providing shelter to rough sleepers. Access to the provision is via the Outreach services, Homes for Haringey, Haringey Council or Met Police.
If you are concerned about an individual sleeping rough during severe weather, please contact Streetlink (external link) who can help organise shelter for them.
It's also possible to self-refer to Streetlink either online or on 0300 500 0914 if you may be at risk of sleeping outside when a SWEP is in force.
In Haringey, there are a number of commissioned and non-commissioned services, meeting the needs of those individuals who sleep rough:
- Thames Reach (external link) deliver the Pan-London, London Street Rescue service and the Haringey Street Outreach Team.
- Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA) (external link) deliver an outreach service for drinkers.
- Bringing Unity Back into the Community (Bubic) (external link) deliver an outreach service for individuals who misuse substances.
- All People All Places (external link) provide a night shelter to rough sleepers during the winter months.
- Highway House (external link) is an all-year night shelter supporting up to 50 men per night.
- Muswell Hill (external link) delivers hot food, support and kindness to those in need.
Find out how we're supporting rough sleepers under the railway bridge on Stroud Green Road:
- Stroud Green Road briefing - December 2019 (PDF, 71KB)
- Stroud Green Road briefing - July 2019 (PDF, 100KB)
- Stroud Green Road briefing - April 2018 (PDF, 135KB)
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