Care To Count

A multi agency drive to identify people in Telford and Wrekin who are sleeping rough is to take place on Wednesday.

Care To Count

Care To Count is in its third year and is part of a three year borough-wide strategy to tackle homelessness.

It is an imaginative way of dedicating one 24 hour period to connecting with people so far unknown to the authorities who are rough sleeping.

Telford & Wrekin Council is asking partner agencies such as West Mercia Police, health services, doctors, churches, colleges, day centres, probation and the general public to help out.

They are being asked to call a dedicated helpline number (01952 259204) and give details of those that they know are rough sleeping. Council officers will then visit each rough sleeper and offer housing advice.

This ongoing commitment to identify and provide for those rough sleeping in the borough sees a partnership of organisations coming together to assess the current level of rough sleeping.

Telford & Wrekin Council is supporting Care To Count this year in partnership with the Salvation Army KIP Project, Maninplace, YMCA ad Stay. Care To Count is an intelligence gathering exercise and outreach day.