How we approach some of the issues arising from rough sleeping

Support for businesses

As rough sleepers often bed down in shop and office doorways, many city centre businesses encounter rough sleeping on a daily basis. Our city centre manager and ambassadors, together with a number of our community services teams, provide support to businesses around rough sleeping. This includes:

  • speaking to rough sleepers and assessing the situation
  • advising businesses what their rights and responsibilities are
  • providing contact details for support services
  • reporting rough sleeper locations to the outreach team
  • liaising with the outreach team and Thames Valley Police as necessary
  • ongoing advice and support.