BID Ambassador helping to get rough sleepers off street

A number of rough sleepers have taken that first step away from a life on the streets thanks to the BID Ambassador.

The Ambassador monitors the area and recently on his daily patrols has encountered a number of rough sleepers within the BID boundary. Everytime he comes across someone on the street he makes a report and refers them to homeless charity StreetLink, who make contact with the rough sleeper and give them a full assessment.

Referrals help to greatly improve the chance of rough sleepers getting the help they need to get off the streets. Unfortunately not everyone referred by the Ambassador is still there when the Streetlink team arrive, but thanks to his reporting, he has been able to provide that important link so rough sleepers can get the help they need.

For more information on Streetlink, visit http://www.streetlink.org.uk/