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08 February 2017

Wiltshire Council activation of statutory Severe Weather provision for rough sleepers

We have a statutory duty to provide severe weather emergency provisions (SWEP) to anyone who is sleeping rough when the weather is predicted to fall to 0 degrees or below for three consecutive nights. We have today triggered those provisions with temperatures forecast to remain at zero or below until early next week based on current predictions. As a result, we are offering overnight accommodation for those affected and individuals should attend our Housing Options Hubs as soon as possible for help and support.  

We have advice hubs at Monkton Park in Chippenham, County Hall in Trowbridge and Bourne Hill in Salisbury and work with partner agencies to support individuals, not just during the worst weather but also by looking at longer term housing solutions as part of this process.  During work hours, our advice service can be contacted on Chippenham 01249 706666, Trowbridge 01225 718005 or Salisbury 01722 434233 but after 5.30pm, please contact our Emergency Team on 0845 60 70 888.

Last updated: 8 February 2017 | Last reviewed: 8 February 2017

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