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.
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.Contact
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.Read more
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.Donate goods