Streetlink StreetLink is a national helpline for any member of the public who encounters someone they believe to be homeless and sleeping on the streets. A phone call to StreetLink prompts a street-homeless alert within the Housing Options Team at Darlington Borough Council. This alert is then relayed to the 700 Club who send out a member of staff to ascertain the person's needs. It is a very simple, yet very effective scheme. While our outreach workers are often aware of people with longer histories of rough sleeping, they do not always know about new people on the streets. That is why StreetLink alerts matter. People who are new to rough sleeping often do not know what help is available, and the sooner help gets to them, the greater the chance that they can move on from homelessness safely and in a shorter time. This is particularly important right now, with Coronavirus infection rates rising through communities. StreetLink contacts the council within ten working days to find out what has happened as a result of the alert and, if requested, provides the person who made the report with an update. If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, call 0300 500 0914 or email StreetLink or send an alert via the Mobile App available for Apple and Android devices.