The housing options team can help you find a suitable home for your needs or prevent you from losing your current home. There are many housing options available and the team will be able to discuss them with you. We can give you advice about whether you are homeless, at risk of homelessness or simply looking for help with your housing issue.

Find out more on the housing advice and homelessness pages. You may also be able to get advice from Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity and the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

Rough sleepers

You can use the Streetlink website to let us know about someone who is sleeping rough, or to report a concern. This is an extremely quick and effective action that anyone can take so we can find and build relationships with individuals and help them find accommodation and support.

View the rough sleeper infographic see what happens after a StreetLink report and find other contacts.

Severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP)

Gloucestershire’s local authorities have developed a county wide severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP) in a humanitarian response to prevent deaths on the county’s streets due to extreme weather. Accommodation can be arranged for people rough sleeping during periods of extreme weather when there is a temperature forecast of 0⁰C or lower for three or more consecutive nights, or a temperature of -3⁰C or lower for one night only, or if there is a Met Office weather warning (yellow, amber or red) relating to types of severe weather which would have a detrimental effect on people rough sleeping, for example snow, ice, high winds and flooding.

If you are concerned about a rough sleeper please report this via streetlink on 0300 5000914 or by visiting the StreetLink website.