Street Outreach Team
- Nottingham, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, 25 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6NX
Framework’s Street Outreach Team has two main functions. The first is to engage with rough sleepers and help them access accommodation and support. The second is to work in partnership with other agencies such as Local Authorities to quantify the extent of street homelessness.
Staff members visit known rough sleeping hotspots in the early hours of the morning in order for them to identify and engage with those in the greatest need of support. Working with housing, health, the police and voluntary sector agencies the service works to identify the most appropriate accommodation and support options. This can also include referral to drug and alcohol treatment services or assistance in returning to their town or country of origin.
What we are doing
Street Outreach is the first step along a tried and tested pathway out of homelessness. Rough sleeping is not a sustainable lifestyle and threatens both physical and mental health. By engaging with people ‘where they are at’ the team is making a vital connection with some of societies most vulnerable and socially excluded. The ultimate destination is sustainable independent living back in the community.
Contact and referral
The Street Outreach Team is proactive in engaging with rough sleepers. To help the service reach the greatest number of people it needs robust intelligence. If you have seen somebody sleeping rough, or if you are affected by rough sleeping, please call our telephone hotline on: