Guidance on Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP), heatwaves and extended cold weather provision
Guidance and case studies to help you develop suitable responses during the winter and periods of severe weather.
Who should use this guidance?
Local authorities, homelessness providers, faith and community groups.
This guidance is designed to support Local Authorities to provide Severe Weather Emergency Protocol responses in order to prevent deaths of people sleeping rough during winter. The guidance has been updated to take into account Covid-19 and related advice and operating principles published by the Government. The guidance is accompanied by a report about how areas said they were planning for SWEP and winter provision in the winter of 2020-21.
Public Health Engand have provided input into a new briefing about responding to heatwave risks for people on the streets and in homelessness services.
November 2020 (SWEP) / July 2020 (heatwave briefing)