Crisis: councils must protect rough sleepers from deadly cold

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Health and also in Environment, Housing, Local Government

Crisis has called the country's councils to protect rough sleepers as snow and freezing conditions are forecast across the UK for the next two weeks. Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) was activated on Saturday, which means that all rough sleepers should be given the opportunity to get out of the cold and given refuge. SWEP is activated when night-time temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing for three consecutive nights. With rough sleeping haven risen by 23% across the country ...

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