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Last updated: 01 June 2023

People experiencing homelessness face some of the worst health outcomes and in periods of extreme heat, are at higher risk of developing heat-related illnesses. Climate change means that we can now expect more instances of dangerous hot weather, so it is vital that services supporting people experiencing homelessness are prepared in advance.

SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) is activated in periods of extreme high or low temperatures and is an emergency response to support people experiencing homelessness. With temperatures rising in the UK, local authorities and frontline homelessness services need to have plans in place for hot weather SWEP.

What is covered in this webinar?

This webinar showcases the UKHSA's (UK Health Security Agency) new guidance: 'Supporting vulnerable people before and during hot weather: people homeless and sleeping rough.'

The GLA (Greater London Authority) also present on their soon to be published, Heat SWEP guidance, which outlines the activation procedure & recommended actions to take in terms of accommodation provision and preparation of resources.