**** UPDATE FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY: The Severe Weather Scheme (SWEP) in Kettering has been RE-ACTIVATED until Thursday 26th January (last night will be Wednesday 25th January – and the council will arrange temporary accommodation for any rough sleeper durning this period. Members of the public should contact the Customer Service Centre on 01536 410333 if they know of any rough sleeper that needs this assistance – this number will also direct you to our out of hours service at evenings and weekends. ****

As we head into bad weather, we wanted to share info on Kettering Borough Council’s Severe Weather Scheme which helps to provide accommodation for rough-sleepers in adverse weather.

If the temperature falls beneath 0c for 3 consecutive nights, the Council will provide overnight accommodation for anyone sleeping rough. If you come across anyone needing accommodation ring KBC’s out of hours number 01536 416005.

Additionally, if you know of anyone needing accommodation from now until 16th January please ring the Housing Options Team (during office hours) on 01536 532418.

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The image “Homeless Man in Snow” by brownpau is licensed under CC BY 2.0.