Homeless people and hot weather


Homelessness, particularly rough sleeping, is dangerous all year round. But in extreme hot weather and high temperatures, it can be life threatening.

Find out how you can help.


Homeless hot weather

Contact StreetLink

Please use StreetLink to tell services where you’ve seen someone sleeping rough. StreetLink is the national referral line, which we manage in partnership with Homeless Link.

By using the StreetLink app, website or phone line, you can alert Local Authorities and homelessness organisations to people sleeping rough. StreetLink urgently connects people experiencing homelessness with the local support available to them.

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Call 999

Without access to water, shade or protection from the sun, conditions for those sleeping rough in extreme hot weather can be life threatening. If someone is seriously unwell and needs urgent medical assistance, contact emergency services straight away.

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Hand out water and sunscreen

It is important to keep people hydrated and protected from the sun. If you have made a StreetLink referral and want to make sure a rough sleeper is safe until the outreach team arrives, donations of sun cream and bottled water can help. You can also donate these goods to one of our projects, who can ensure they are distributed to client during hot spells.  

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Make a donation

Donate today and help our outreach teams get more people off the streets and into recovery. A gift of just £25 could help welcome someone into one of our hostels.

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Volunteer with us

Have a look at our current volunteering opportunities, and give your time to help us end homelessness.

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