We are committed to minimising rough sleeping and ensuring that options are available to ensure that no one has to sleep rough.
If you are rough sleeping or are worried you may have to sleep on the streets soon:
The Street Outreach Team can help you to:
During the winter months (December – March), a number of churches in Mansfield open a winter shelter for single people, the Housing Options Team can refer you for a place at the shelter.
During severe weather (usually when the temperature is forecast to fall below 0 degrees Celsius for at least 3 nights), the Severe Weather Emergency protocol may be put into action. Under the SWEP, we will help everyone who has nowhere to stay to access emergency accommodation
If you have seen someone rough sleeping:
The Street Outreach Team will visit the area where you have seen someone rough sleeping and can help them to:
If you would like to support the work of the Street Outreach Team, you can make a donation
There are also a number of churches in the area that support the winter shelter, operate food banks, provide second hand furniture, offer free meals and more that accept donations.