As of the 1st October Humbercare will facilitate cold weather provision which will be based at Dock House Futures, St Peters Street Hull. The Futures staff team will liaise with all relevant services to ensure all rough sleepers in the city are supported through the next 6 months. Dock House will take direct access cases daily from 9pm. The service will provide the contracted 20 beds as well as 2 beds for any hospital discharge cases. Staff at the centre will prioritise individuals by assessing needs based around vulnerability, risk and safety. Temperatures will be checked daily for the following night and in cases whereby the temperature is at freezing or below at any time overnight, if all bed spaces at Dock House are filled, staff will liaise with Hull City Council to provide B & B accommodation. Dock House have the option to increase emergency beds safely from 20-30 per night should this be required.
Breakfast club continues to be delivered between 9-10, following this service users presenting will have the opportunity to work with staff until 11am each day, this will promote positive progress, signposting etc.