ROUGH sleepers will immediately be provided with emergency accommodation during severe weather conditions.
Warwick District Council’s executive unanimously decided homeless people should be given a bed every night during winter when the temperature drops to zero or below.
Previously emergency accommodation was only provided when the temperature was below zero for three consecutive nights.
But the council says it recognises the move is a ‘very temporary’ measure in tackling homelessness and also approved plans to work on prevention and relief strategies.
Spokesman for housing, Coun Peter Phillips said: “Tackling homelessness is a high priority for the council and I welcome that the executive has approved this initiative to expand our help for the most vulnerable people.
“It is the first step in a much wider review of homelessness prevention that we have asked officers to carry out over the coming months.”