A hidden network of dedicated professionals and volunteers is working around the clock to end rough sleeping in Westminster. They provide services such as counselling, befriending and addiction recovery, and they help with securing long-term employment and accommodation.

The network's partners are Turning Point, The Connection at St Martin's, St Mungo's, The Passage, Look Ahead, West London Mission and Westminster City Council's specialised services.

Despite Westminster spending more resource on the issue of rough sleeping than any other council in the UK, more still needs to be done. You can make a big difference by giving to the registered charities working with the Hidden Network to help more people off the streets for good.

Rough sleeping is a difficult cycle to break. Together, we can transform the lives of more people sleeping rough in Westminster, who urgently need our help.

CHAT - it can make a big difference

Acknowledging someone who is sleeping rough can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. It could be a smile or a wave or, if you feel comfortable, say 'hello' and have a conversation. They all play a major part in improving someone's self-esteem and helping them feel less alone.

APP - if you're concerned about someone sleeping rough

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough please alert StreetLink using their app, or via the StreetLink website. Your alert will help local outreach teams try to connect with those you are worried about.

TAP - wherever you see a giving point

Over the coming months, you will see tap machines appear across Westminster. Use your contactless card to give directly to registered charities and local services, wherever you see a giving point. Donating money this way helps the network to engage directly with people sleeping rough, providing long term support that will help rebuild people's lives.

Your donation will help to rebuild the lives of people sleeping rough.