FROM MET POLICE COMMUNITY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Since Autumn 2010 all local authorities are required to submit an annual figure indicating the numbers of people sleeping rough in their area. Councils can do this by choosing to conduct a count or submitting an intelligence-based estimate of the number of people rough sleeping on a typical night. Haringey have decided that this year they will conduct an actual count that will inform an estimate.
This will take place on the night of Thursday 23rd November through to the morning of Friday 24th November, when teams of volunteers will be going out to specific areas within the borough to look for rough sleepers.
How you can help:
If you are aware of any hot spots / areas where rough sleepers are likely to be found, please could you email Sophie Konradsen details by next Wednesday 8th November 2017. This will form a vital part of the council’s planning process in mapping out the areas where the teams of volunteers will go to on the night.
Note: definition of rough sleepers:
People sleeping, about to bed down (sitting on/ in or standing next to their bedding) or actually bedded down in the open air (such as on the streets, in tents, doorways, parks, bus shelters or encampments). People in buildings or other places not designed for habitation (such as stairwells, barns, sheds, car parks, cars, derelict boats, stations, or “bashes” which are makeshift shelters, often comprised of cardboard boxes).
Your help is much appreciated.
Haringey Council Rough Sleeping Strategy & Monitoring Coordinator, Housing Strategy and Commissioning
T: 020 8489 4666