You can also contact Lambeth’s Safer Streets Team directly who will offer emergency accomodation to any rough sleepers during cold weather, when the Met Office forecasts three or more nights of zero degrees celsius.
Inspired by Mitzvah Day, we have been working with local volunteers, charities and community groups to collect donations for Linkey, a charity which helps rough sleepers in London.
Thanks to the many donations from local residents, and to Emmaus Lambeth on Knights Hill and the Hyderi Islamic Centre in Streatham who opened their doors to donations. A number of Thurlow Park activists helped to distribute items across London and at a soup kitchen in Croydon on 18th November.
Should you see anyone sleeping rough in West Norwood or beyond, please make sure to report it so that they can access a warm place to sleep. Please also keep an eye on elderly or vulnerable neighbours.
Our Labour Mayor of London has set out plans to help homeless people with a new £350m fund. This will include support for former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse.
The funding will be available to housing providers to offer move-on accommodation to homeless people who are ready to move into a home of their own after spending time supported in hostels and refuges.
Sadiq is investing a further £9m annually in services for rough sleepers and recently launched a new taskforce, “No Nights Sleeping Rough”, which will bring together Government, local councils like Lambeth and key agencies to focus on preventing rough sleeping and helping those on the streets.