Outreach team in Bedford tours streets offering accommodation to rough sleepers as temperatures drop

Rough sleepers are being urged to reach out for support this winter. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An outreach team in Bedford are touring the streets to offer accommodation to rough sleepers as temperatures are set to drop to minus seven tonight, 12th February.

People are being urged to reach out for support, as the Borough council says no one needs to sleep rough in the town this winter.

Emergency beds have been made available throughout the pandemic and is available for anyone to access 24/7.

Support is available via the phone or in person. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff at the council say anyone that is sleeping rough or at risk of becoming homeless and needs support should contact the council's Housing Options team at any time on 01234 718058.

If you do not have the means to make a phone call, then you can also visit the council's Customer Service Centre on Horne Lane during office hours.

If you're worried about a rough sleeper in Bedford, contact the outreach team. Credit: ITV News Anglia

If you're concerned about someone you see sleeping rough then you can contact outreach teams here.

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