Rough Sleeper on a Southport Marine Lake bench August 3rd, 2016 Pat Regan Latest News Shares Comments OTS News recently reported on a man sleeping rough on a Lord Street bench outside the Atkinson on Sunday 24 July 2016. Rough Sleepers On Lord Street Moreover, a homeless man was found sleeping under a sofa in a town garden! Homeless man sleeps under a Sofa in my garden! Today (3 August 2016) an individual, who may have been the same person seen on Lord Street etc, was sleeping rough on a Marine Lake bench. Help is available to homeless people and others in need If you have nowhere to stay, or if it is dangerous for you to return home, or if you will be homeless within the next 28 days you should contact the Housing Options Team immediately. Housing Options Team, Ground Floor, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 3UU. Tel: 0151 934 3541. Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Out of Hours For people who become homeless when the office is closed, Sefton Council’s Health and Social Care Emergency Duty Team manages the Out of Hour’s service. The service is for emergencies only and can give you general advice and will be able to assist you to find temporary emergency accommodation. You can contact the Out of Hours service on 0151 920 8234. Monday to Thursday after 5.00 pm. Friday after 4.15 pm and any time at weekends and public holidays. See also. Light For Life – Southport Housing Centre. Tel: 01704 501256 NB. Nevertheless, how exactly can phone numbers and distant addresses in Bootle help a Southport rough sleeper, or a dispossessed person , with no money or means to telephone for help? Perhaps information dealing with assistance for such people needs posting on billboards etc around the town with a dedicated free phone number. There is however the Samaritans, who offer a free phone help number 116 123. Pat Regan © http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/ Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!