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Rough Sleeper Count


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Conwy Rough Sleeper Count.
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Have you seen anyone sleeping rough recently?

To get a clearer idea of how many people are sleeping rough in Wales, the Welsh Government is organising a count to take place over one night in November.

Conwy County Borough Council is taking part in a national Rough Sleepers count and is asking the public to help.

If you have any information on where you’ve seen or heard about people sleeping rough please contact: housingstrategy@conwy.gov.uk or call 01492 576274 by Monday 30th October 2017. All rough sleeper will be offered assistance.

Alternatively you can report their location online via www.streetlink.org.uk.

For the purpose of the count, the following definition of ‘a rough sleeper’ will be used:

People sleeping, about to bed down(sitting in/on or standing next to their bedding) or actually in bedded down in the open air (such as on the streets, in tents, doorways, parks, bus shelters or encampments).  People in buildings or other places not designed for habitation (such as stairwells, barns, sheds, car parks, cars, derelict boats, stations or “bashes”).

This does not include people in hostels/nightshelters, sofa surfers, people in campsites or other sites used for recreational purposes or organised protests, squatters or travellers.

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