YMCA BURTON UPON TRENT & DISTRICT

Advice on helping rough sleepers during a heat wave

Advice on helping rough sleepers during a heat wave
June 28, 2019 CWan-Docksey

It’s set to get HOT HOT HOT!

Here is some advice if you wish to help a homeless person on the streets in this hot weather:

– If they are seated, kneel to their level to talk to them so they don’t have to look up.

– Say Hello and introduce yourself.

– Ask them if they are well and when they last had a drink of water.

– Offer to go to a shop to get them a bottle of water, if they accept, please do this straight away.

– Advise them to seek shade, and tell them they can seek some respite from the heat at our Reconnect centre, opposite Asda.

Thank you

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