Rough sleepers face the double threat of harsh winter weather and the ongoing pandemic.
Due to colder temperatures, local agencies have enacted the Severe Weather Emergency Protocoll (SWEP).
With hot weather forecasted for the next few days, the Council and other agencies are making arrangements to provide support for rough sleepers who will be exposed to the expected high temperatures if they remain outside.
A new initiative that will help rough sleepers in Coventry is officially launched this Friday 28 February 9.30am at One Friargate, Station Square, Coventry.
Agencies across the city are activating Coventry’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) from today until Wednesday 26 February as the temperatures are set to get colder over the next few nights.
Four more posts to work with rough sleepers are being funded after the Council successfully secured £464k from the government to help address street homelessness.
Agencies across the city are activating Coventry’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) from today as the temperatures are set to get colder over the next few nights.
A new Coventry web page has been set up to enable the public to donate to make financial donations to rough sleepers.