Search site

Helping rough sleepers


Helping rough sleepers - Streetlink

Are you concerned about someone you have seen rough sleeping? Streetlink is a service that enables any member of the public to alert local authorities about rough sleepers in their area.

You can contact the national 24 hour referral line on 0300 500 0914 or report it here via their website. The details you provide will be sent to the local authority and you will receive details of the action that is taken to help the rough sleeper you have reported.

Colchester Borough Council has a local outreach service that will go out to find the person, offer them emergency accommodation so that they don't have to spend a second night on the streets. They will also help connect the person to local services and support and work with them to find suitable accommodation.