Severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP)
The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) comes into effect when temperatures are forecast to reach zero degrees or lower for three successive nights or during other extreme weather events. Under the SWEP all rough sleepers will be offered emergency accommodation by the borough and connected with our housing options service.
As of the morning of Friday 9 March 2018 the Housing Options service accommodated 39 persons under its SWEP protocol. We continuously kept the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) open from Thursday 30 November 2017 to Friday 9 March 2018. We reactivated SWEP on Friday 16 to Monday 20 March 2018 and accommodated a total of 4 persons under the protocol.
Anyone in contact with a rough sleeper should direct them to Maidenhead Library or Windsor Library during opening hours or contact [email protected], 01628 683800 or call 01344 786543 (out of hours). The out of hours service will need to speak to the rough sleeper by phone to be able to help.
Please also see the Streetlink website for connecting rough sleepers to local services.