Cold weather operation activated to provide support for the homeless

Given the generalised drop in temperatures in the city and in anticipation of them falling to almost zero degrees, the alert stage of the cold weather operation was activated on Monday, 27 February. In all, an additional 80 beds are being made available, and teams from the Urgent Care and Social Emergency Centre (CUESB), the Social Support Service for Homelessness in Public Space (SASSEP) and the Red Cross will be taking to the streets to contact homeless people and offer them the possibility of staying at a municipal centre.

27/02/2023 15:20 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The operation is dynamic and will adapt according to demand. With the pre-alert stage now activated, the number of beds for the homeless are almost doubled as the usual 85 places at the Emergency Shelter are being complemented with 80 places at the municipal facility in Passatge del Dos de Maig.

The preventive stage of the cold weather operation is activated every year between December and March, bolstering existing services to provide homeless people with access to a space for occasional stays and social and health support. Since the preventive stage was activated on 1 December, 545 people have received support in coordination with the forty organisations making up the Support Network for the Homeless (XAPSLL).

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