If you're homeless, or feel that you might be soon, it's important to get the right advice as soon as possible. There is help available in the district, depending on your situation.
If you see someone sleeping rough, and don't know how to help, you can use the Street Link service (0300 500 0914) to notify the council about a rough sleeper anywhere in the country. If you know someone who has become homeless, you can follow the steps below on their behalf.
No Second Night Out Service offer support to new and entrenched rough sleepers.
The service offers short term emergency accommodation options, a street outreach service and work with clients to address their homelessness, as well as co-ordinating the delivery of the cold weather provision for rough sleepers in Bradford.
If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in Bradford, you can contact the No Second Night Out Service in the following ways:
For more information visit: Bradford No Second Night Out Housing Support.
Also between December 4th and March 26th, Inn Churches will be providing 12 bed spaces in hosting churches around the city, including bed, breakfast and evening meal. You can contact Inn Churches directly on 07833 450482.
Bradford Housing Options will be able to give you the best advice for your individual circumstances. They can help in lots of different ways:
You can contact Bradford Council by:
If you would like support through the process, or if you don't qualify as legally homeless, it is best to go to "The Day Centre" at The Orchard Salvation Army on Leeds Road, or call Inn Churches to see if they can help. They can also refer you into accommodation and other services, where appropriate.
To be accepted as officially homeless, you must:
In addition, the support you get will depend on:
The Cold Weather Provision (CWP) is a multi-agency partnership that provides emergency bed spaces in Bradford to rough sleepers on freezing winter nights, commissioned by Bradford Council. Learn more on the Bradford Emergency Winter Accommodation page.
There are many other services available to rough sleepers - you can check through the other categories in our Find Help section to see if there is someone that can help with what you need.
Make sure to stay safe on the streets, stay warm and find what food and drink provision available.