The South West region covers Cornwall and the Isles of Silly, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
We have more than 40 members in the South West including homelessness hostels, day centres and local authorities. Lindsay Megson is the main point of contact for members in this region.
Every year we ask the homelessness sector to tell us what’s happening in their communities. The results of our Survey of Needs and Provision 2012 told us that in the South West:
Homeless Link's Local Homelessness Statistics Tables and National Summary Table show a wide variety of the latest local figures on statutory and non-statutory homelessness, planned moves and numbers of services.
It is the time of year when agencies and Authorities will be pulling together plans for cold weather provision. If organised and resourced properly this provision can be an opportunity to support rough sleepers indoors on a more permanent basis.
North Devon have invested resources in developing provision due to the success they had last year in engaging rough sleepers and moving them into accommodation.
Nationally provision includes:
For further information please see our general cold weather provision pages