Help for rough sleepers
Our Rehousing Engagement Support Team (REST) provides support to people who are rough sleeping in Derby.
If you need support and somewhere to stay
If you are currently rough sleeping, REST can support you in finding stable accommodation and accessing support services.
- have a chat with REST early morning, when we are on outreach. The team are out on the streets of Derby Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 5pm
- come into the Council House and tell us that you are homeless and have nowhere to stay tonight
- call us Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm on 01332 888777 (choose option 5). Outside of these times use the same number to contact the emergency out of hour’s service.
- email us on REST@derbyhomes.org.
You can contact us if you are rough sleeping and need access to food. We may be able to signpost you to services that can help.
If you are rough sleeping and need access to a GP contact:
Wilson Street Surgery, 11 Wilson street, Derby DE1 1PG Telephone: 01332 332628.
If you have a mental illness or impairment you can find further information on our page Mental health or impairment and homelessness.
If you need alcohol or drug treatment
We work with some Housing Providers who do not exclude those with substance misuse issues.
For help with addictions you can seek support from:
Extra help for rough sleepers during severe cold weather
Derby has a Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP). SWEP is open from December to March offering shelter to rough sleepers. Access to the provision is through our REST outreach services.
Email our Rehousing Engagement Support Team: REST@derbyhomes.org.