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Concerned about someone experiencing homelessness?

If you're concerned about someone experiencing homelessness, there are different ways you can help.

  • If someone is sleeping rough, refer them to StreetLink. This will connect them to a local outreach team.
  • If you think someone is in immediate danger, please call 999. 

If you see someone sleeping rough with their dog, it may be useful to know what support exists.

  • Many people who we support share a very close bond with their dogs. Their dog will often be with them 24/7, receiving constant cuddles, care and walks.
  • You may be happy to stop and have a chat to the person and share a treat or two with their pooch. Before you do this, it's important to check that the owner is happy for you to approach their dog and say hello.
  • If someone you're speaking to would like to find out more about the support we offer, they can contact us and we can have a chat with them.
  • We provide free vet care for dog owners experiencing homelessness. We also have a list of dog-friendly homelessness services to help people and their pets find housing and support.