We’re working with partner agencies to let rough sleepers know that emergency accommodation is available in Medway.
Emergency accommodation is being provided for rough sleepers in Medway as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight, Friday, 1 April.
The emergency accommodation is in addition to the support and housing options we offer to homeless people throughout the year.
The severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP) is in place in Medway on:
- Friday, 1 April
- Saturday, 2 April
- Sunday, 3 April
Rough sleepers are encouraged to call Kingsley House in Gillingham, on 01634 333600 or Freephone 0808 1641444 before 4.45pm on Friday, 1 April to access support.
Rough sleepers who are unable to call during the day will still be provided with emergency accommodation through our out of hours homelessness service. The out of hours service can be contacted when the severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP) is in place, on 01634 304400.
Our housing team and partner agencies in the Homelessness Forum are helping to spread the message to as many rough sleepers as possible to get them off the streets and into the warm.
If you are aware of someone sleeping rough in Medway please report them to us so we can offer our support.
Help is available all year round
We offer year-round support to residents who are at risk of homelessness as well as though with no-where to live.
Our outreach team continues to work closely with people found sleeping rough in Medway.