Homeless shelters filling up as temperatures drop

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Homeless shelters filling up as temperatures drop

As the temperature drops to below zero, all emergency homeless shelters now have to open under Sadiq Khan's orders. The Severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP) aims to get rough sleepers off the streets during periods of below zero night-time temperatures, by providing emergency accommodation.

The Mayor has been working with London councils to ensure they are all onboard with their council run shelters. But some independent shelters, such as Glassdoor have their own cold weather protocals - where they are open every day in winter - regardless of temperature.

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