By Homeless Link
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Anyone can become homeless, and sleeping rough can damage your health and be dangerous.
StreetLink is a new service that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area. It is the first step you can take to ensure rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them.
The longer someone sleeps rough, the greater the risk that they will become trapped on the streets and vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime, developing drug or alcohol problems, or experiencing problems with their health.
Rough sleepers may not be known to local services because they remain out of sight, bedding down at different times of day or night, and moving from place to place. And not all rough sleepers are aware that advice and support is available to them.
By using this app to alert us about a rough sleeper you’ll help to connect that person to the local services available.
What's New in Version 1.7.0
* support for Wales addresses
* minor bug fixes and enhancements
Appears to be working now
I managed to fill out the details without any problems and received a reference number that the report had been sent to the council. Seems a good idea and app. I hope councils are proactive in responding to any reports raised.
Seems to work now
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
Great idea, needs development.
I would give this app five stars for the concept. It's a great idea to crowdsource data on rough sleepers in need of help. However I've given it a one star rating as, after trying a few times, I've been unable to use the 'Locate me' option and when I have filled out the information manually the report fails to send. I really want this app to help those in need. Please develop!