It’s cold outside. Here are some tips for helping people who are sleeping rough in Oxford during the winter months:

1) Stop and talk – loneliness is a big problem. Ask if there is anything they need or would like – a hot drink or something warm to eat. Or offer a warm coat, blanket, gloves or a hat.

2) Alert Streetlink. Give as much detail about the individual’s location as you can. Visit or download the Streetlink app

3) If a person is in immediate danger, or you believe they are under 18, call 999

4) Help Emmaus Oxford’s weekly rough sleeper support: please support us by donating… camping equipment (especially two-man tents, roll mats and winter sleeping bags) as well as warm clothing such as waterproof coats, footwear, socks, underpants, hats, gloves and scarves. Find out more

5) Donate to, or volunteer with, local homelessness charities such as Emmaus Oxford

Thank you for caring