Sign posting rough sleepers for help in Frome
If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough on the streets, there are some local organisations that can give advice. Please click on the links below to learn more.
Fair Housing for Frome have a leaflet that provides information around homelessness including where to go for individuals and families and other sources of support. Click on the link to see the leaflet.
ELIM Connect (based at Wells) 01749 677097 has an outreach team who will come out and do an assessment within 24 hours. They have a 6 bed provision for the whole of Mendip which provides up to 7 nights’ accommodation, as part of a stepping stone arrangement into other accommodation.
They also have a weekly drop-in surgery: Fair Frome at the foodbank in the Elliot Building behind Frome Town Hall, Christchurch Street, Frome, every Tuesday at 11 – 1 pm.
Please also see http://www.mendip.gov.uk/roughsleeping for details about Mendip’s accommodation, especially in the colder weather snaps. An emergency shelter is opened in Mendip when the temperature reaches or is expected to fall below 0 degrees for three consecutive nights.
Other services which can help people in need of support are:
Mendip District Council Access Point in Frome Library 10 – 1, 2 – 4.30 pm.
People who are or may become homeless can receive in-depth homeless prevention advice with an emergency appointment to come back later the same day.
Click here to find information about other access points in Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street and Wells.
Mendip (Frome) Citizens Advice Bureau – King Street
Advice drop-in session times
Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm
Friday 10 am – 2 pm
The Bridge Café – Selwood Road Drop-in café and support
Thursday 11am – 1.30 pm
Friday 11am- 1.30 pm
Routes drop-in centre – Palmer Street.
Advice drop-in session times: weekdays 10am-5pm Young people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness can access support by calling 01749 679553 or visiting the Routes hub.
Mendip District Council is committed to ending rough sleeping: http://www.mendip.gov.uk/roughsleeping
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