SWEP aims to get rough sleepers off the streets during periods of below zero night-time temperatures, by providing emergency accommodation.
Due to the high demand for accommodation, most households accepted as homeless may be provided with temporary accommodation until a permanent home is available.
Between 2017 and 2020 up to 300 refugees will be resettled in Cumbria, this will include unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
We aim to prevent homelessness, where possible by giving you the most appropriate advice to help you stay in your home or find a new one.
If you have approached us for homelessness help, by law we must write to tell you about our decision.
Public authorities have a duty to refer any person they believe to be homeless, or under threat of being made homeless to a local housing authority.
The no second night out scheme is for homeless people sleeping rough. The funding for this scheme came from the Department of Communities and Local Government.
Free advice and assistance to prevent homelessness where possible is available from Eden Housing Association's Housing Options Team.
Most homeless people have a right to housing, following enquires, decisions will be made on the type of help Eden Housing Association can provide.
Everyone has rights, including Travellers, Gypsies and people on whose land unauthorised camping takes place.
People fleeing persecution, torture or war need to apply for refugee status, once granted they can remain as an asylum seeker.