25 November, 2021

Thanet’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol for rough sleepers activated

The Met Office has forecast overnight temperatures of ‘feels like’ zero or below for the next four nights.

We will therefore be activating Thanet’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) from tonight (Thursday 25 November 2021), meaning rough sleepers will be offered a warm bed for the night.

If you know or meet anyone who will be sleeping rough during this time please call 01843 577277 and spread the word so that other people are aware too.

Our SWEP policy aims to ensure the safety and wellbeing of anybody we believe to be rough sleeping. We are working closely with the RISE rough sleeping outreach team to ensure that any known rough sleepers are proactively offered relief during this cold snap.

More information on our Severe Weather Emergency protocol (SWEP) is available on our website

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