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ROUGH SLEEPING 

If you are in a situation where you have no other option but to sleep on the streets, try your best to access services to help you stay safe and healthy.

 

 

- Eat hot food at least once a day, and try to eat or drink something before you go to sleep to keep your body warm over night

- Try to keep warm - wear lots of thin layers of clothing and a hat, and never sleep directly on the ground (try to find a mat, cardboard or newspapers to sleep on).

- Also, try to find somewhere sheltered and out of the wind or the rain.

- Try to stay in touch with family and friends. You can do this through outreach teams, or ask your drug worker to help you.

- Try to keep your belongings safe as you put yourself at risk of theft or robbery if you keep these things visible. Some day centres will store these for you.

- Pets - if you have a pet, you may be able to get treatment for them for free if you can prove you are on benefits and have nowhere to live. Most hostels won't accept pets, and it may be worthwhile considering giving your pet up for adoption to the RSPCA or local veterinary charity

The following services are available for the homeless in Slough:

 

SHOC - Slough Homeless Our Concern

T: 01753 536 745

Helps to find/sustain accommodation, give housing/health advice, substance misuse information and advocacy service. They also provide hot meals for the homeless, facilities to take a bath and wash clothes. Their friendly and understanding staff members also encourage engagement with other local services.

SHOC has IT access at an on-site learning centre. Open access to a drop-in service, which can also refer onto other agencies (Ability, Shelter and Look Ahead). 

 

Address: Serena Hall, Burlington Avenue, Slough 

Opening Times: Monday - Friday Various