Level 2 Cold Weather alert issued – SWEP activated

Posted December 2, 2019

The Met Office has issued a level 2 cold weather alert, which is effective between 6:00am on Tuesday 3rd December until 9:00am Thursday 5th December.

West Berkshire Counil has also activated SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) Meaning Rough Sleepers that are at risk during the severe weather will receive additional support if they have nowhere to go and agree to the assistance.

Anyone wishing to access SWEP must attend the Housing Office before 4pm on 2nd December so that they can be assessed for SWEP eligibility and risk assessed. The Housing Service will then refer to Two Saints as appropriate.

If you see anyone sleeping rough in West Berkshire you can also contact street link via: 0300 500 0914

Cold weather also affects other vulnerable groups like the elderly, the young and people with serious illnesses.

Click below for further information and advice about keeping warm and safe during the cold weather.