Rough Sleepers

What is The Rough Sleeper Programme?

The service offers one-to-one mental health support for anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless using the Five Ways to Wellbeing Model.

The appointments use a strength-based approach to help support the person emotionally and practically, including exploring any barriers a person may face when gaining and maintaining housing.

The service also includes signposting and liaising with community-based teams, such as the Swindon Borough Council Rough Sleeper Team, to ensure the best possible outcomes for this vulnerable group.

S&G Mind also attends the monthly Rough Sleeper Panel meetings to promote a collaborative approach when supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

How Can I Access The Rough Sleeper Programme?

What can we Offer?
  • Up to one hour of face-to-face, virtual or telephone appointments if you are homeless, living in temporary accommodation or have been homeless in the past.
  • Outreach appointments and weekly drop-in clinics are based at The Haven and Booth House. 
  • You will be supported in accessing community facilities, setting up internal referrals, and offering ongoing signposting and referrals to other appropriate services.
Who can access the service?
  • Anyone homeless, vulnerable to becoming homeless or has been homeless in the past.
How can I make a Referral?

What are the Opening Hours of the Rough Sleeper Programme?

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

How Do I Contact The Rough Sleeper Programme?

Tel: 01793 547150
Email: [email protected]

"S&G Mind was there from the beginning of my troubles and helped pick me up when I hit rock bottom and guided me to get better." - Katy

"I have a new outlook on life and positivity. I no longer feel like my life is worthless and I can plan better to give myself more structure and purpose." - Jake

"The support has been extremely helpful in pulling me from suicidal tendencies to having a positive attitude towards life." - Marcus


What people ask about the most…


Do you offer advocacy support in relation to housing?

Although we do not offer advocacy, if you are experiencing problems with your housing and this is impacting on your mental health we can speak to the council and the relevant agencies and relay the impact the accommodation is having on your wellbeing.