Worried about a rough sleeper?
Severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP)
Gloucestershire’s local authorities have developed a county wide severe weather protocol (SWEP) in a humanitarian response to prevent deaths on the county’s streets due to extreme cold weather. This is implemented when there is a temperature forecast of 0 degrees or lower for three or more consecutive dates or a temperature of minus 3 degrees or lower for one night only and applies to everyone who is rough sleeping without the financial means or capacity to secure accommodation during the period of extreme weather.
If a member of the public is concerned about a rough sleeper please report this via streetlink on 0300 5000914 or by visiting the StreetLink website.