Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) is in place in these freezing conditions
With temperatures below freezing and snow falling, both Chichester and Arun district councils have implemented Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) meaning there is a warm bed and food available for anyone on the streets.
Advice for anyone rough sleeping
We are operating SWEP at both our Bognor and Chichester hostels until Monday 4th March, this is alongside our usual hostel provision. No one needs to be on the streets right now, we urge anyone rough sleeping in Chichester and Arun to come to one of our Hubs - they are open as usual offering warm clothes, warm food and support.
If you’re not already in one of our hostels, we are able to undertake a referral for you to either the Bognor Regis or Chichester SWEP where not only will we offer you shelter, warmth and support but also start looking at ongoing housing solutions past the end of this severe weather.
Our Chichester Hub is open 9am - 4pm 7 days a week.
Address: Chichester Hub, Old Glassworks, St Cyriacs, Chichester PO19 1AJ
Tel: 01243 775925
Our Bognor Hub is open 10am - 3pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Address: Bognor Hub, Glenlogie (Basement), Clarence Road, Bognor Regis, Po21 1JT
Tel: 07734 558960
How to support the work we do
Homelessness doesn’t just happen in cold weather, but is an issue all year round. The SWEP offers us an opportunity to engage with people we might not normally see, for a complexity of reasons, and look to give them ongoing support in the future.
If you wish to support the work we are delivering to homeless people in these freezing conditions then please text HSTL24 £10 to 70070 or alternatively you can donate online.
Your generosity could save someone's life right now.
Updated: Friday 2nd March