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Homelessness In Westminster

Official figures have revealed a 33% annual increase in rough sleeping levels, with over 4,100 people sleeping rough on the streets of London in January to March this year – almost 50% of whom were rough sleeping for the very first time.

We know through speaking to many businesses, as well as members of the wider community, that homelessness is a big concern. Our outreach partner, The Passage, provides a daytime street-based outreach service in the Baker Street Quarter area twice a week, offering tailored support to those that are rough-sleeping, many of whom have complex needs, or who engage in daytime street activity, which could include drinking and begging. Outside of these times, our Street Team monitors the area, checking in on those that are sleeping on the streets and reporting instances of concern to The Passage to follow up on.

What you can do

If you are worried about someone that is sleeping on the streets, you can inform Streetlink here 24/7. They will alert outreach teams, who go out mostly at night to connect people sleeping rough to local support services.

To note – you should always call 999 if the person is in immediate danger, needs medical assistance, or is under 18.

You can also report ongoing concerns to the Street Team who will work with The Passage to ensure that individual’s needs are assessed and targeted support delivered.  If you would like to know more about our partnership with The Passage, you can get in touch with us here.

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