Guidance on Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) and extended 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.

In brief

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. It also covers good practice in delivering Extended Winter Provision such as night shelters, and how these can be an opportunity to end people's homelessness. The guidance is accompanied by a report based on last year's survey of SWEP and winter provision, highlighting key data from respondents over the 2017-18 winter period. 

Last updated

October 2018

Guidance on Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) and extended weather provision

Resources for Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) and Winter Provision

Resources to help you develop responses for people sleeping rough during the winter and periods of severe weather.

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