Our Street Outreach Service offers support, advice and guidance to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The main aim for the Outreach Team is to:
- Identify and support rough sleepers
- Help people to retain their accommodation if threatened with eviction and homelessness
- Sign post to other relevant agencies
- Provide support and assistance with accessing state benefits, medical care, drug and alcohol services and mental health services.
The Street Outreach Team can, if needed assist clients with negotiating with other organisations and attend pre-planned meetings. They are able to work on behalf of their clients in dealing with almost any issue, whether this be face to face, a phone call, by email or with a letter.
The Street Outreach Team does not manage accommodation, but does have excellent working relations with local hostels, specialist housing providers, private sector landlords and Swindon Borough Council so they can assist their service users in finding suitable accommodation.