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Rough sleeping

 

Help with finding accommodation

If you need help right now you can contact Tameside Housing Advice between 8.30am -5pm (Monday- Wednesday) 8.30am – 4.30pm (Thursday) 8.30am – 4pm (Friday)
 
Tameside Housing Advice Centre
119-125 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7RL
 
Telephone : 0161 342 2700 - 8.30am -5pm (Monday- Wednesday) 8.30am – 4.30pm (Thursday) 8.30am – 4pm (Friday).
0161 342 2222 – out of hours
Please contact Tameside Housing advice by emailing – housing.options@tameside.gov.uk

 

What is A Bed Every Night?

A Bed Every Night is a commitment to provide a bed, welcome, hot meal and support for anyone sleeping rough in Greater Manchester.
 
The programme will make every effort to address the needs of those rough sleeping, offering emergency accommodation with lower criteria than current provision; removing them from the risk of extreme weather and improving health and wellbeing.
 
A Bed Every Night is not a permanent home but is the first stage of a new systematic approach across Greater Manchester to end homelessness. Ideally, we want to move people through emergency shelter into the right accommodation and support option for them, to enable them to stay off the streets.
 
The staff in the provision will work pro-actively with individuals, referring agencies, accommodation providers and other services to try to find suitable move-on options or reconnection.
 

How do people get inside?

There are two main routes into the winter provision - street outreach teams will go out to people rough sleeping and support them to get into the provision, and people can also go through their housing advice team and local support services if they meet criteria.

Please see below the contact information for Bed Every Night Tameside:

  • Visit Tameside Housing Advice, 119-125 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 7RL
  • Call: 0161 342 2700
  • Download the referrals form and email to dutytorefer@tameside.gov.uk
  • Out of Hours call: 0161 342 2700 (Mon–Wed 5pm to 9am, Thu 5pm to 10pm, Fri-Mon 4pm to 9am)
 

Outreach and support service

If you are concerned about someone you have seen sleeping rough, you can report by sending an alert through the StreetLink website: www.streetlink.org.uk or contacting them via email on: enquiries@thestreetlink.org.uk.

The StreetLink team will ensure the person sleeping rough is connected up with the services available in their local area to help and support them away from the streets as quickly as possible.
 

Winter provision

When it is severely cold we ensure that a Cold Weather Policy is in place and that people who are rough sleeping can access accommodation to get them off the streets. The Cold Weather policy is in operation when the temperature is due to be below zero for 3 consecutive days. This provision is also known as ‘SWEP’.

Ring Tameside Housing Advice on Telephone 0161 342 2700 or out of hours on 0161 342 2222

Other sources of support

My Recovery Tameside (CGL) – are Tameside’s Drug & Alcohol support agency run a drop-in service every Monday at 111-113 Old St, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7RL (near Tameside Housing Advice & Job  Centre+) (excluding bank holidays) between 10-12pm providing hot drinks, toast and food parcels when available. My Recovery can also provide advice and guidance regarding drugs & alcohol support, benefits, housing and substance misuse.


Drug & Alcohol Support Service  (CGL)

111-113 Old St, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7RL
15 Thornley Street, Hyde, SK14 1JY (above Thornley Medical practice – please use designated side entrance)
 
Telephone 0161 672 9420 – Please ring for more Information, Appointments & Service Opening Times
 

Places to go for food and help

The Station Pub, 2 Warrington Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne SK15 2LE. Open everyday (except Christmas Day) between 12pm and 3pm.
 
Infinity Initiatives 13 Wood Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 6AX.
 
New Life Church, St James Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6SF. Please see their website www.newlifetameside.org.uk for their events schedule.
 
The Anthony Seddon Fund, 140 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 6AD. Please see their website www.tasfund.org.uk for opening times and events.
 
The Church of Nazarene, 230 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7LJ, UK
0161 330 3355
The Church of Nazarene is a welcoming and inclusive church in the centre of Ashton. The church provides much needed support within the community.
Please check the website for further information on events
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