StreetLink is a unique service funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). It is designed to raise public awareness about rough sleeping and empower individuals to make a meaningful impact. It is specifically tailored to assist rough sleepers over the age of 18.
At the heart of this initiative lies the launch of a new user-friendly website, thestreetlink.org.uk, where anyone in England and Wales can take action to end rough sleeping. StreetLink serves as a vital link between the public’s response and local authority outreach teams and charitable organisations dedicated to addressing rough sleeping.
The process is simple, with three straightforward stages: locate, describe, and submit. From start to finish, making an alert takes just a few minutes to complete.
Ninesh Muthiah, CEO of Home Connections, shares his thoughts on StreetLink: “It is vital that the public embrace this unique service. Help really is in the hands of anyone with access to a mobile phone or computer. The website is not only simple to use, but it also tracks the outcome of any alert raised, so we can measure the impact the public Is having on ending rough sleeping.”
Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Felicity Buchan said: “Everyone deserves a safe place to call home and it is right that we continue to support the most vulnerable in our society.
“We are pleased to have funded StreetLink’s new website to make it even easier to report rough sleeping and make connections with local services, helping people off the streets more quickly.
“In addition, we are investing £530mn through the Rough Sleeping Initiative to tackle rough sleeping in the areas where it is needed most. This is on top of providing 6,000 homes for rough sleepers through the Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme – the biggest ever investment in this type of accommodation.”
StreetLink enables everyone to take action into their own hands and join the mission to end rough sleeping. Visit StreetLink today and be a part of the solution.