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Emergency Accommodation

Rest Centres

In an emergency the council will provide emergency accommodation for those who have been evacuated from their homes and have nowhere else to go.

Almost 100 public buildings in the borough have been identified for this purpose.

Volunteer staff are trained to operate rest centres to ensure your welfare whilst using these buildings.

When you attend a centre you will be given a leaflet explaining what happens, a copy of this is attached for information.


If the incident requires it the following centres may also be opened:

Survivors Centre - For those caught up in an incident they will be taken to a survivor centre where they may be interviewed as eye witnesses by the police.

Family and Friends Centre - For those family and friends who are seeking information of those involved in an incident.


For information and advice on animal welfare please see attached document.