Anyone can become homeless, and sleeping rough is not only dangerous but can also have a long-term detrimental effect on your health. When members of the public see people sleeping on the streets they very often want to be able to help them but are often unsure of the best way to do this. The StreetLink mobile app StreetLink uses people who care, to connect people who need help, with those that can help them by enabling members of the public to alert local authorities and street outreach services in England and Wales about people they have seen sleeping rough. It is the first step you can take to ensure rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them.

StreetLink is an innovative platform to engage the public in addressing a significant social issue. We use technology to take alerts about people sleeping rough, geo-code the data and relay the alert information to the closest local authority or services to the location that the person has been seen sleeping rough in to help them find the person on the streets and offer support.

The longer someone sleeps rough, the greater the risk that they will be become trapped on the streets and vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime, developing drug or alcohol problems, or experiencing problems with their health.

People who are sleeping rough may not be known to local services because they remain out of sight, bedding down at different times of night, and moving from place to place. Most people do not seek help and advice before sleeping rough and not all rough sleepers are aware of the advice and support available to them.

By using this app to alert us about a rough sleeper you’ll help connect that person to the local services available to help them and potentially provide the first step for someone towards a life away from the streets.

What's New

Version 2.0.0

Improved geolocation and mapping functionality

Addition of Welsh area coverage

List of alternative routes to support

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5

79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Previous issues appear fixed

RGN Marc

I just used this, everything worked with no problems. I hope it provides the information to the people that can help. Fantastic idea/concept.

Great idea. Poor delivery


App seems to be a website in disguise that doesn’t work as it should. Reported a homeless person twice and never received a confirmation email, or confirmation of the outcome once decided by the local authority which I had ticked I wanted. I had to go searching through the app to find out that the homeless person didn’t actually want help. The app says one thing and doesn’t do anything else. Shame, as I believe more could be helped if it was successful.

Seems to work now

Laura fdt7654

A few reviewers below report problems but seems fine now - location services works and no bugs or crashing. Easy to use, esp if you set up a profile


Homeless Link
11.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© Homeless Link 2012


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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