A message from Wiltshire Council:

“It’s extremely important to offer help and support to anybody sleeping rough, particularly in severe weather, like the cold spell we’ve been experiencing recently.

Our Rough Sleepers Team is currently working with 83 people, helping them through the difficult times and putting support in place so they can move into their own permanent home. From April last year they have worked with 270 rough sleepers helping to provide support.

If you see someone on the streets, please provide the details to Streetlink, which connects rough sleepers with local services that can support them. Streetlink will provide us with details so our officers can talk to the person, help them find a warm place to stay and offer ongoing support.”