Helping the homeless
What we do to help
Buckinghamshire Council have taken on a joint approach to supporting homeless people in the county. Although we aim to find suitable housing arrangements for those sleeping rough, we also try to support them with other related issues. We work with organisations such as Connection Support, the NHS, One Recovery Bucks and Citizens Advice to ensure that support is provided for unemployment, substance misuse, debt and physical and mental health conditions.
What you can do to help
If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, please take note of their name, a brief description of their appearance and the date and location that you saw them. With the persons consent, you can then pass their details onto outreach workers who will try to contact them and provide support.
Organisations that can assist include:
- the Bucks Rough Sleeper Outreach team on 01494 459 871 or [email protected]
- StreetLink- reports can be made via the StreetLink website and details will be sent to the local authority or outreach service
You can find the contact details for the council's outreach and housing teams by selecting your local area below.