Cold and Homeless

Wiltshire Council activate statutory Severe Weather provision for rough sleepers again!!

Wiltshire Council has 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. With night time temperatures not forcast to venture above zero until They have today triggered those provisions with temperatures forecast to remain at zero or below until Saturday March 10th based on forecasts from Accuweather. As a result, they are offering overnight accommodation for those affected and individuals should attend Wiltshire Councils Housing Options Hubs as soon as possible for help and support.

There are 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, the advice service can be contacted on Chippenham 01249 706666, Trowbridge 01225 718005 or Salisbury 01722 434233 but after 5.30pm, please contact the Emergency Team on 0845 60 70 888.


If you know someone, or know of someone who is finding it difficult to cope during this cold weather, please help them to get help.

Time to Talk Day 2018

Time to Talk Day 2018 will take place on Thursday 1 February. Download your Time to Talk Day resources and find out more ways to get involved!

It's easy to think there's no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us.

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives.

Wherever you are - at home, at work or up the top of a mountain - have your conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

See how you can get involved in your home, your workplace or your community.

If you would like to get involved at home or in the community, check out the community communications pack.

Not just now, but throughout the year.

Click here for all the ways you can help.


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