SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PROTOCOL (SWEP)

OPERATIONAL when temperatures are seriously low.

Northampton’s SWEP was activated for the weekend 8th – 9th February in response to the Met Office’s warning of heavy rain and very high winds on Sunday. It will be activated again as necessary. CTN will endeavour to keep you informed when this is to happen via this website.

Northampton’s Winter Shelter (run by Northampton Borough Council in partnership with the Hope Centre, Midland Heart Housing Association and NAASH) provides somewhere safe, warm and dry for rough sleepers to go during severe weather.

The Winter Shelter operates from the Hope Centre in Oasis House overnight (from 9.00pm until 7.00am the next morning)