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Bradford No Second Night Out

Helping rough sleepers to ensure they do not have to spend a second night out in the cold

Support for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Humankind's Bradford No Second Night Out scheme supports anyone who’s:

  • Homeless or at risk of becoming Homeless, and
  • Over the age of 18.

Innovation and Flexibility

We support new and entrenched rough sleepers. We fast track assessments to identify individual solutions to each client’s homelessness.

The scheme offers a range of accommodation, outreach, assessment and advice as well as coordinating the delivery of the Cold Weather provision for rough sleepers in Bradford.

Discovery House, on Barkerend Road in Bradford
Discovery House, on Barkerend Road in Bradford

Discovery House provides short term emergency accommodation in circumstances where an immediate housing solution cannot be provided. We provide:

  • 8 rooms for clients who have slept rough for less than six months, 2 rooms for ‘entrenched’ rough sleepers
  • 7 beds for clients with no recourse to public funds (2 beds dedicated for females)
  • An additional 10 ‘sit-up’ spaces during cold weather
  • 24/7 staffed, supported accommodation, every night of the year.

We are committed to ensuring accessibility to our service and can receive referrals by phone, fax, online, in person or through the national ‘Streetlink’ service.

The service responds to referrals within 24 hours and ensures a rapid response to the support needs of the individual. The service will provide support to help you:

  • Remain in your own home, or
  • Access emergency supported accommodation,
  • Set up and secure longer term housing, or,
  • Reconnect to your home area.

Humankind works together with other local providers and Bradford City Council to deliver this service.

Partnership and multi-agency working

We host and Chair the Crisis Cohort meeting, the attendees are all the agencies in Bradford that work with homeless clients; this includes the police, substance misuse services and supported housing.

Drop in sessions

Tuesday, 10am. Bevan Medical staff and Bradford Royal Infirmary pathway team attend on a Tuesday morning from 10.00am to see any clients who struggle to attend the doctors surgery

Wednesday, 10am. Arch are a substance misuse service who work with chaotic drug users and help with Harm minimisation. Arch attend NSNO on a Wednesday between 10am to 12pm. This is to engage clients who struggle to keep appointments.

Thursday The Housing Options Service send a dedicated housing officer each Thursday to support clients to register with Gateway. The Gateway gives the clients supported housing options within Bradford plus general needs tenancies.

Contacting us at Bradford No Second Night Out

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in Bradford, please contact us

  • by phone on: 01274 309165, or,
  • by email at: Bradford@humankindcharity.org.uk, or,
  • in person (or by post at) at: Discovery House-133 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 9AU.

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in another area, or do not want to contact the service directly, you can contact the national Streetlink service

Streetlink will then pass the details on to the local NSNO provider ensuring the individual receives support, as quickly as possible.