As the cold weather draws upon us, we know the community may be concerned if they see someone who is rough sleeping. At DENS we do all we can to ensure that rough sleepers are aware of our services and can access them.
We work with Dacorum Borough Council and other agencies to ensure suitable emergency accommodation is found so that no one has to sleep rough.
DENS do not charge on point of entry; meaning people do not need cash to access our emergency accommodation (crashpad) at The Elms or use our Day centre. Both services provide free meals, washing facilities, and most importantly support to find more independent and stable accommodation.
If you believe someone is homeless or you spot someone rough sleeping please contact Streetlink to report it via their website www.streetlink.org.uk.
If you or someone you know is homeless please contact the Dacorum Borough Council on 01442 228000. If it is outside of normal working hours please contact the Council’s Out of Hours number on 0800 018 6050. Both services can provide advice and liaise with DENS to try and provide further assistance and accommodation. Alternatively you can contact DENS directly by calling our hostel The Elms on 01442 800131