Rough Sleeper Assertive Outreach & Engagement Service
This service aims to reduce rough sleeping and the problems associated with rough sleeping. The Outreach Team works across Christchurch, providing services including street outreach to people who are street homeless to ensure that rough sleepers are:
provided with information, advice and support to access accommodation
able to access emergency accommodation in severe weather
re-connected to their own community if they do not have a local connection to Christchurch
encouraged to access services and support for health and wellbeing
linked to services which can support their own and others' safety
Please note that people in housing need or homeless but not rough sleeping should be directed to local Housing Advice Services:
How to access the service
Outreach and assistance to rough sleepers is provided by St Mungo's. Rough sleepers can self-refer to the service by:
Members of the public who are concerned about a rough sleeper should contact Street link(24 hour national service) on: 0300 500 0914.
If you have serious concerns about the personal safety of a rough sleeper or a member of the public, including out-of-hours, please contact the police.