Rough Sleepers Outreach Service

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Regaining choice and responsibility

This service supports those who are long-term rough sleeping, who are not engaging with, or who have been serially excluded from, available services.  These clients often need support even to take up basic support or housing options.

Our Rough Sleepers Outreach worker meets clients through street work, assessing how best to support them and help them break free from life on the streets and move into suitable accommodation. The aim is to help them regain choice and responsibility for their lives.

Part of a range of measures initiated by the Council to help reduce rough sleeping in the area, the service compliments other areas of Project work, contributing to an holistic approach to supporting the homeless in Bedford.

 

“It’s so exciting to see long-term rough sleepers get and keep their own homes. I love seeing people realise they are worth more than the life they had been leading.”
— Rough Sleeper's Outreach Worker

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