Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)

By Fiona Carling on 6.12.19


Emergency arrangements are initiated when the night time temperature is predicted to be zero degrees or below for three consecutive nights. The protocol may also apply in the event of other exceptional adverse weather conditions.

When SWEP is in place, the Housing Solutions Team at all local authorities seek to ensure that no one has to sleep rough, including those without recourse to public funds.

For people who need assistance/street homeless in the Breckland area please contact:
01362 656870 (during office hours)
01522 782246 (out of hours)

For Babergh and Mid Suffolk area please telephone

0300 123 4000, option 3.

Alternatively the out of hours phone number is 0808 168 7794 and the contact email is 

Other helpful links are below

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