People living on the streets ….Help us to help them
A national telephone line was launched this week so that members of the public can make Local Authorities, including Luton Borough Council, aware of people they know are sleeping rough, i.e. on the streets, or in squats or derelict buildings.
StreetLink is a telephone line and website available across England which enables the public to alert Local Authorities about rough sleepers in their area. This service offers the public a means to act when they see someone sleeping rough and is the first step someone can take to ensure rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them.
Simply call 0300 500 0914 or log on to www.streetlink.org.uk
Jim O’Connor, Chief Executive of NOAH Enterprise, which is the agency recognised for its support work with Rough Sleepers in Luton says “We welcome this initiative as a real step forward in helping identify and therefore deal positively with rough sleeping and to help people out of this extreme poverty. In effect it will contribute to ensuring that no-one spends a second night under the stars.”