During periods of severe cold weather, additional emergency accommodation is provided by councils.
Adverse weather provision is provided when the weather is forecast to be sub zero. At this point the usual guidelines over who the council has a duty to provide emergency accommodations for are lifted, and extra provision is made for rough sleepers, regardless of their status.
Councils work in partnership with local organisations and housing providers to make this additional accommodation available, covering the accommodation and staff costs.
During the day, referrals into this accommodation can be made via:
When daytime services are closed you can refer through:
The referral process is through the Housing Assessment Service
Provision can be accessed during office hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 9am – 6pm
There is also a number for households who become homeless when the offices are closed: 0800 988 7061.
Please contact: Salford Housing Options, 7 Wesley Street, Swinton. M27 6AD
Cold Weather Services in Rochdale: For anyone that needs information they can contact our accommodation service at Leopold Court 01706 923 511
If you are aware of someone who is sleeping rough, please contact Stockport Homes on 0161 474 4237 or email email@example.com with details of when and where you saw them and what they looked like.
To establish whether or not emergency provision is available in Tameside, ring Tameside Housing Advice and They will make the accommodation placement on a night by night basis and ask the person to return the next day. If the weather is forecast to below zero degrees Celsius the next night the accommodation will be rebooked.
There are outreach workers covering different areas in the city to connect with people who are rough sleeping and helping them to get inside if they want to. Each individual is assessed so that appropriate accommodation can be found based on their needs.
There could be cases where accommodation providers may feel that they are not able to accommodate someone for example through violent behaviour, but the underlying principles of SWEP mean that every effort is made to find somewhere suitable.Read more about SWEP