Help Wychavon aid rough sleepers in Evesham and Pershore this Christmas - The Evesham Observer

Help Wychavon aid rough sleepers in Evesham and Pershore this Christmas

Evesham Editorial 20th Dec, 2023   0

EVESHAM and Pershore residents are urged to tell Wychavon District Council if they see someone sleeping rough on this Christmas.

Streetlink will pass details to Wychavon and partners, who will find the rough sleeper to check if they’re getting help.

If they are not, support – including accommodation – will be offered.

Shelters will be open for rough sleepers from December 23 to December 27

They are operated for Wychavon’s behalf by charity CCP (Caring for Communities & People), who also open them during severe weather.

Coun Rick Deller, executive board member for Housing and Regulatory Services, said:

“We don’t want anyone to be sleeping on our streets at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas.

“I am pleased we are able to provide people in need with a warm and safe place to go.

“Our housing team and our partners work incredibly hard throughout the year to support people who are homeless, as well as prevent people from losing their homes in the first place.

“But despite all the support available, we sadly still see people sleeping rough. We can offer help if we know where people are.

Anyone who sees someone sleeping rough is asked to visit 

Visit to donate to registered charity partners who work with the council to help and support rough sleepers.

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