Homeless or Rough Sleeping in Winter? We Can Help!


As temperatures drop, staying indoors becomes more desirable in winter. Rough sleeping and begging is rare in Angus towns but it does happen and we share concern for those members of our community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Our Communities Convener, Cllr Craig Fotheringham said: “When we are aware of instances of rough sleeping or begging, our Housing Officers always approach the person and offer housing options advice and information, either in an outreach situation on the street, or in one of our ACCESS Offices or Libraries.”

He continued, “We will also direct them to other services we or our partners provide that may help them. Jointly we offer a swift, person-centred, housing-led response, to address what are often quite complex needs.”

We always provide advice and assistance. If you are concerned about someone who is begging or doesn’t have a place to stay, please advise them to go to any ACCESS Office or Library, or call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 to get advice on their circumstances.


“Aye we Can” – Survey on Homelessness – Win £50 Vouchers!

Aye we can


As was mentioned in our previous post, the Scottish Government Action Group’s Aye we Can programme wants to work with people who have experience of homelessness. The group’s job is to recommend to Scottish Ministers what needs to be done to end homelessness and to consider how much it will cost over the next 5 years.

At 5 events across Scotland during December, 122 people shared their advice and ideas on how to fix homelessness in Scotland.

Read the group’s first report and take the Aye we can survey. It should take no more than 10-15 minutes and there’s the chance for you to win £50 of shopping vouchers.