London,
29
February
2016
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10:57
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Tackling rough sleeping in Camden

The Council commissions the Camden Safer Streets Team (SST) to work with rough sleepers. The SST work with some of the borough’s most vulnerable people to provide support, working to get people off the streets and keep them safe.

Understanding that the reasons people end up rough sleeping are as individual as the people themselves is vital to providing the right support. The SST are out seven days a week, meeting and working with individuals to find out how they can best help.

Last year the SST worked with partner organisations to support rough sleepers, including:

  • Camden housing schemes: Booked 52 people into accommodation.

  • Local hostels: Re-housed 35 people to avoid being evicted from hostel accommodation.

  • UK and international governments: Supported safe reconnections to 70 people to their home town or country.

  • Rehabilitation and support schemes: Referred 112 people to health services.

  • Local and international businesses: Training schemes offered to help people back into work.

How you can help

The SST rely on information from the public to help them find rough sleepers. If you are worried about someone sleeping rough in Camden, please get in touch, giving the exact time, location and date you saw them. An SST team member will contact you within 72 hours to let you know what action has been taken and the outcome.

Find out more:

For further information about the work of the SST and their partners, go to camdensst.co.uk