Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) is in place in these freezing conditions
Updated: 31st January 2019
With temperatures below freezing in Bognor and Chichester this week, Arun and Chichester 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 in Bognor and Chichester from 31st January to 3rd February, 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 8am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
Address: Bognor Hub, Glenlogie (Basement), Clarence Road, Bognor Regis, Po21 1JT
Tel: 07715 328973
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 STON31 £5 to 70070 or alternatively you can donate online.
Your generosity could save someone's life right now.