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Homeless or at risk

Concerned about someone sleeping rough?

If you are concerned about an adult you've seen sleeping rough, use the StreetLink website to send an alert. If you think the person sleeping rough is under 18, please call the police on 999.

Streetlink will ask you to provide:

  • a specific location for the rough sleeping site
  • the time you saw the rough sleeper
  • any information about the rough sleeper that will help find them (gender, approximate age, what the person looks like, what they are wearing).

If you saw the rough sleeper in Slough, StreetLink will send us the details you provided. If it was in another local authority area, StreetLink will contact their homeless outreach services.

Your information will help the authority's outreach service find the individual and connect them to support.

StreetLink will tell you about the action the local authority normally takes when they are told someone is sleeping rough in their area. If you've asked for an update, you can get details of what happened because of your alert.