Extraordinary multi-agency team effort ensures that Northampton’s rough sleepers have somewhere safe to stay when they move out of the hotels
For the past three months, people who were sleeping rough or staying in the town’s nightshelters have been protected from COVID-19 by being housed, fed and supported in two Northampton hotels.
New strategy for tackling homelessness and rough sleeping
Northampton Borough Council cabinet members are set to discuss proposals for a new homelessness and rough sleeping strategy 2020-23.
Extensive partnership support for rough sleepers
In response to the national COVID-19 lockdown, 90 men and women who were known to be homeless or sleeping rough in our town are currently being housed, fed and supported in two hotels in Northampton.
Severe Weather Emergency Protocol activated
Northampton’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is being activated this weekend in response to the Met Office's warning of heavy rain and very high winds on Sunday (9 February)
More Government support for Northampton rough sleepers
The Government has just confirmed more than half a million pounds to continue supporting Northampton Borough Council’s work with people who are sleeping rough.
Rapid Relief Team steps in again to help Nightshelter
The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is continuing its support for Northampton Borough Council’s Nightshelter.
Joint statement on collaborative work to help people sleeping rough
Northampton Borough Council, Northampton Hope Centre and Churches Together in Northampton (20 June 2019)
Northampton’s Emergency Nightshelter marks 10,000 overnight stays
Northampton’s Emergency Nightshelter reached an important milestone earlier this week – booking 10,000 overnight stays since it first opened in February 2017.
Volunteers’ Week 2019: Council volunteering opportunities
During this year’s Volunteers’ Week Northampton Borough Council is highlighting long and short term opportunities to volunteer for their services.
Extra help for rough sleepers in Northampton
Northampton Borough Council is set to increase its work significantly to help rough sleepers in the town thanks to new Government funding announced this week.
Volunteers wanted for Northampton’s Winter Shelter 2019
We are appealing for volunteers to help with the smooth running of its all-weather Winter Shelter which opened its doors on 14 February and will open every night until the end of March.
New council services to help rough sleepers leave the streets
Northampton Borough Council will be re-opening the Winter Shelter and expanding its Street Outreach service from Thursday 14 February, following the successful delivery of the Severe Winter Emergency Protocol (SWEP) in January.
Hope Centre, Midland Heart, Northampton Borough Council: Focussed on the Future
Hope, Midland Heart and Northampton Borough Council have been working together to find alternative accommodation for the Hope Centre currently based at Oasis House.
Northampton Severe Weather shelter reopened
Northampton’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is being activated for rough sleepers again this weekend due to Met Office prediction of sub-zero temperatures.
Northampton severe weather shelter to be launched this week
Northampton’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is being activated this week in response to the Met Office forecast of sub-zero overnight temperatures from Thursday night.
Volunteers wanted for Northampton’s Winter Shelter
Volunteers are urgently wanted to help run Northampton’s Winter Shelter in case temperatures drop over the next couple of months.
Huge thanks for Nightshelter donations
Northampton Borough Council wishes to thank the generous groups, businesses, schools and individuals who gave their time and donations to the Nightshelter in 2018.