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Emergency beds for rough sleepers

Published29th January 2019

With temperatures forecast to fall further tonight, Ipswich Borough Council is continuing its emergency beds scheme for rough sleepers until further notice.

Additional cold weather beds are being made available by Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association at Cavendish Lodge, 10 Turret Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DL.

Access to Cavendish Lodge is from 6pm for an initial risk assessment by staff. After that, access will be limited to service users being brought in by prior agreement of staff or by Police.

The cold weather beds are in addition to other emergency beds and those available through Rough Sleeper Initiative funding and the Winter Night Shelter. All these beds are only accessed by referral.

Members of the public who report rough sleepers via the Streetlink scheme at www.streetlink.org.uk help outreach teams to offer assistance directly during “sweeps” of the town centre.

Accommodation also comes with an offer of housing advice to see if trained staff can provide longer term help.