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Support for rough sleepers in Neath Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot Council is making B&B rooms available to rough sleepers and its partner agencies will be checking the streets on a daily basis to issue warm clothes and sleeping bags during the current freezing conditions.

The authority is working closely with its partners including Caer Las Cymru and The Wallich help meet the needs of rough sleepers during the cold weather.

The authority has provisionally booked rooms in B&B accommodation for rough sleepers over the next few days as an emergency measure when temperatures are to due stay extremely low.

During this period of very cold weather, the homelessness service has a number of provisions in place along with services offered by some of the partners it works closely alongside.

The service provides a 24-hour duty rota and referrals can be made by contacting this number 01639 685219 (24 hours).

The council’s partners Caer Las Cymru has outreach workers checking the streets on a daily basis and distributing sleeping bags and warm clothes to rough sleepers in Neath Port Talbot.

The Wallich rough sleepers Charity is also available to provide “floating support” to rough sleepers.

WCADA (The Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction) also has a stock of sleeping bags which can be used in the current cold spell.