Rough sleepers

The Government has said that local authorities should take all possible steps to avoid unnecessary deaths on the streets, and take prompt action to make sure that all rough sleepers have access to shelter, especially during extreme cold weather.

Anyone is able to make a rough sleeper referral at any time of the year and pass on information about a rough sleeper, either via telephone or e-mail (details below).

You do not need to approach the person. Just tell us where you have seen the rough sleeper and give as much detail as you can, so it is possible to identify them.


Phone: 0161 912 2230 

Please note that HOST is a busy service and it may be difficult to get through on the phone. If you wish to email the HOST mailbox is checked regularly.


If outside of office hours you would like to make a referral, contact the Emergency Duty Team by telephoning 0800 218 2000

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