Anyone concerned about people sleeping rough can contact the national initiative Streetlink.
It is always a concern to see people sleeping rough, especially in cold winter weather. Contacting Streetlink on 0300 5000 914 will help to connect that person to the local services available.
In Poole, as well as the Streetlink hotline number, people can also download the smartphone app or use the ‘Report It’ function on boroughofpoole.com to report their concerns for a rough sleeper.
Anyone can become homeless, and sleeping rough can be dangerous and damaging to health. The longer someone sleeps rough, the greater the risk that they will become trapped on the streets and vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime, developing drug or alcohol problems, or experiencing problems with their health.