Sleeping rough

People who sleep rough may not know about the support that is available to them.

If you find yourself sleeping rough, or without a bed for the night, or you’re concerned about someone who may be rough sleeping in Cheshire West & Chester call the 24hr reporting number: 0300 123 2442.

Rough sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness. It is dangerous and seriously detrimental to a person’s physical and mental health.

People who sleep rough may be seen in shop doorways, in bus shelters, in car parks and in other public places but often people will sleep rough out of sight, bedding down at different times of the day or night, moving from place to place.

Accurate location information is needed about the location, it can be extremely difficult to find the person - people tend to sleep in quieter locations, not exposed ones. People usually sleep at night and the outreach teams usually operate during this time. If someone is seen during the day, pass on our details or signpost to our hubs.

Speak to someone

If you're in the Cheshire West and Chester area and are at risk of becoming homeless, contact Housing Options on 0300 123 2442 or via their website.

Request Contact