Anyone can become homeless, and sleeping rough can damage your health and be dangerous.
The longer someone sleeps rough, the greater the risk that they will become trapped on the streets and vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime, developing drug or alcohol problems, or experiencing problems with their health.
Rough sleepers may not be known to local services because they remain out of sight, bedding down at different times of day or night, and moving from place to place.
Not all rough sleepers are aware that advice and support is available to them.
If youre concerned about someone sleeping rough, get in touch with Street Link so that they can connect them to local services.