Overnight accommodation is offered to anyone who would be sleeping rough during times of extremely cold weather, when the city's Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (known locally as 'weather watch') is activated. This includes crash pad accommodation and accommodation in bed & breakfasts.

Anyone helped by this service will be linked to the Street Outreach Team who will offer longer term support and help to secure housing.

The emergency accommodation is arranged by Sheffield City Council on 0114 273 6306 during office hours or 0800 7311 689 outside them. If calling on someone’s behalf, please do this when you’re with the person as they will need to provide some information about themselves when discussing emergency accommodation.


In previous years, Sheffield City Council worked in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the British Red Cross, and Framework to provide somewhere safe and warm for people at risk of rough sleeping. You can read more about this partnership on our blog, here: http://www.helpushelp.uk/blog/extra-help-for-rough-sleepers---a-community-response

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