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Severe Weather Emergency Protocol 19 January - 22 January

severe weather A coldAlert warning has been issued for Sussex for very cold nights starting today (19 January) until Sunday (23 January). Please look out for vulnerable friends and family and heat your home to at least 18 degrees. 

Due to the cold weather our Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) has been activated in Arun for 19 January until 22 January 2022. Anyone who is rough sleeping will have access to a bed for the period of SWEP should they wish to access one.

To access SWEP, clients need to attend Stonepillow’s hub at Glenlogie in Bognor Regis at 6pm on the night they wish to be offered a bed. Our partner agencies and outreach teams have been out to or attempted to notify all rough sleepers known to us to ensure they are aware of this offer. Clients based in Littlehampton who may struggle to get to Bognor Regis, should attend the Turning Tides hub by 11am each morning,  or contact the Housing Options Team after 11am for help to get to Bognor Regis for the evening.

If you see a rough sleeper please report this to our outreach team by submitting a SteetLink referral– all referrals will be followed up by our the team who can then offer the appropriate support.