A project that aims to help rough sleepers off the streets in Coventry by offering a daily one stop advice and support venue has been expanded.
The Council, and Salvation Army have brought in extra measures to help make sure rough sleepers are safe in the hot weather.
A national project in Coventry and across the West Midlands region, and two other city regions, is being introduced to target people who are homeless and rough sleeping by helping to provide both accommodation and wraparound support.
Organisations that work with rough sleepers to provide food, warmth, help with health issues, finding secure temporary accommodation, and who can work with individuals to help with often chaotic lives
The Council is set to confirm its housing and homelessness strategy for the next five years following discussions with community groups and housing agencies.
Coventry agencies are encouraging rough sleepers in the city centre to access local services, where food and shelter is being provided as winter takes hold.
Cllr Ed Ruane, cabinet member for homes and communities, explains about the challenges facing towns and cities, and the increase in rough sleepers, particularly as temperatures dropped overnight.
Coventry City Council is to take advantage of changes in national legislation in an attempt to tackle the number of empty homes across the city.
Volunteers call to help homeless people back on their feet at city event.