Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Haymarket Haven

Notices from The Peoples' Picnic, to be found at Haymarket 8pmTuesday, Saturday and Sunday:


Severe Weather Emergency Protocol

People sleeping rough in Norwich can access emergency accommodation and support during periods of exceptionally cold weather through the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). This is activated by a temperature of zero degrees Celsius or lower forecast for at least three consecutive nights.

Through SWEP, we aim to prevent loss of life and reduce the number of people sleeping on the streets. While we have arrangements in place to prevent and respond to rough sleeping at all times of the year, SWEP ensures a place of warmth and safety is available for those people sleeping rough who are not normally eligible for services, or who have a long history of sleeping rough and have refused previous interventions from housing options services.

Once a decision has been made to activate SWEP, we - together with partner agencies - ensure that people who are out on the streets are offered emergency accommodation. The person in question must be in agreement with receiving our assistance.

SWEP gives such services an opportunity to engage with individuals who have previously refused assistance, so that every effort is made to prevent them from returning to a rough sleeping lifestyle

We urge anyone who encounters people who are homeless and rough sleeping to make the person aware there is immediate help available for them and to notify us by emailing roughsleepers@norwich.gov.uk or calling 01603 212950/ 01603 412180.

Acting locally for the hungry of Norwich

The Peoples' Picnic writes:

Its freezing out there and its more important than ever that we keep getting hot meals out to people.

Just because somebody is with less does not mean they are worth less. We are a collective group of people dedicated to making sure the less fortunate and vulnerable are not forgotten in society by directly providing meals and other essentials to those in need! Let’s put the unity back in community!

We are a 100% non-profit, grass-roots movement, founded in February 2013. 

Every Tuesday and Saturday (and possibly another day too, to replace the Sunday meals) at 8pm we serve wholesome home-cooked meals and other food to the homeless and hungry of Norwich

Money donations can be made via PayPal by using this link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr… every penny counts and goes directly towards helping those in need!

To arrange to drop off food or other items please email 
Norwich - peoplespicnicnorwich@gmail.com or ashearsby@hotmail.co.uk or fran1979@outlook.com
Dereham - kcolly@sky.com
Brundall area - lorrainetosh@yahoo.com
Reepham/Fakenham - emilypeoplespicnic@gmail.com
Beccles/Lowestoft - donna742009@live.co.uk

If you would like to come along and help please join the volunteers page here  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526674054219424/

.•:*¨¨*:•.Thank you for your support!.•:*¨¨*:•.
.•:*¨¨*:•.You are all AWESOME.•:*¨¨*:•.

For general enquiries/more information or if you feel you could help with donations or volunteering contact thepeoplespicnic@yahoo.co.uk You can follow us on twitter @kcpeoplespicnic

We also need any spare food, warm clothing, blankets etc you may have lying about..Thanks for taking the time to read and as always your support is invaluable XXX

Thanks to the Norfolk Humanists for publicising this fine work.

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