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Severe Weather Emergency Provision

Somerset Council provide emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough during periods of severe weather, this is their Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP). SWEP is opened when the temperature is forecast to be zero degrees or below for at least three consecutive nights.

Safe and warm accommodation is available and to access this service, call ELIM Connect Centre on 0300 123 22 24 (during office hours) or 0300 123 23 27 (out of office hours) as early as possible. Spaces are limited, so phone early. This provision is for people sleeping rough in the Mendip area only.

For more hints, tips and information on how to cope this winter please visit our colder weather page.

Winter Warmth Packs

Frome Town Council and Frome Renewable Energy Co-operative have joined together through the Healthy Homes project to provide winter warmth packs for anyone in Frome struggling to stay warm.

The pack contains a black scarf, hat, gloves, thermal blanket & socks, and a thermos mug, and information on how to access advice and support.

If you know someone who could benefit from a pack or if you would like one yourself, please visit the reception at Frome Town Hall (Monday-Friday 9am – 4:30pm). 

If you or someone you know would like a pack but is unable to come to the town hall to collect one, please call 01373 481957 and we will arrange to have one delivered to you.

20 January 2022
Last Updated
5 December 2023
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