Predicted sub-zero night-time temperatures trigger Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC) Severe Weather Emergency Protocol support for those sleeping rough

No one should be sleeping rough this winter.

CBC Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is activated when the temperature is forecast to drop to zero degrees (or below) for three consecutive nights and it means that temporary night-time shelter is provided for people sleeping rough.

Because the weather is predicted to fall to 0ºC or below for the next few nights, the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) has been activated up to and including 29 December 2020.

CBC teams are ready to help anyone who finds themselves on the streets. If you see someone sleeping rough, the kindest thing you can do for them is contact the CBC network, and they will make sure they are offered support.

Let them know:

  • through the StreetLink app
  • on the phone (day) 0300 300 4370
  • on the phone (out of hours) 0300 300 8098

Full details about support available for people sleeping rough is on the CBC website.

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