What to do if I see someone homeless? | Depaulcharity

What to do if I see someone homeless? | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

What to do if I see someone homeless?

Helping someone sleeping rough

Sleeping rough can be very dangerous for people of all ages.

If you’re worried about someone you’ve seen sleeping outside, you can send an alert to Streetlink. You can send information in via the website, through an app or on the phone. Streetlink will alert local services, who can connect rough sleepers with services available to them.

If you see someone in need of medical attention, please call 999

Helping someone who at risk of homelessness

Not all people experience rough sleeping on the streets when they become homeless. Anyone without a permanent home is considered homeless. This might mean that they are staying with friends or family in an unsustainable arrangement, staying at all-night parties to avoid sleeping rough or sleeping on public transport.

If you need resources to support someone, you can find information on our Get Help page about accessing homelessness services and other support.

Other ways you can help

If you’re interested in helping young people to escape homelessness and fulfil their potential, there are lots of ways to get involved. Volunteer as a mentor or a Nightstop host, sign up to challenge yourself or raise funds. Find out more here.

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