Guidance on Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) and extended weather provision

Guidance and case studies to help you develop suitable responses during the winter and periods of severe weather.

Who should use this guidance?

Local authorities, homelessness providers, faith and community groups.

In brief

This guidance is designed to support Local Authorities to provide Severe Weather Emergency Protocol responses in order to prevent deaths of people sleeping rough during winter. The guidance is accompanied by a report based on last year's survey of SWEP and winter provision, highlighting key data from respondents over the 2018-19 winter period. 

Last updated

September 2019

Guidance on Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) and extended weather provision

Guidance to help you develop suitable responses during the winter and periods of severe weather. Please use the 18-19 survey questions as a basis for data collection ahead of the 19-20 survey.

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Resources for Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) and Winter Provision

Resources to help you develop responses for people sleeping rough during the winter and periods of severe weather.

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