homeless shelter


An estimated 2688 people currently sleep rough on a single night around the UK (source: homeless link) and 1 in 200 people end up in a situation where they have no home (source: The Big Issue).

People become homeless for a variety of reasons, including the high cost of private rentals, lack of social housing provisions and life events beyond their control. Without a permanent address and the dignity and social standing that provides, it becomes extremely challenging to earn a living, maintain mental health and physical wellbeing.

A wide variety of projects throughout the UK are actively working to support vulnerable homeless people. Funded and managed by local councils, charity organisations and community groups these homeless hubs provide a vital escape from the harsh reality of life on the streets. Services are tailored to the specific needs of the local community and often limited by funding availability towards provision of short-term respite rather than long term rehabilitation.At CPS Security Services we are focused on working in partnership with these homeless projects to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all who access the facilities.Our compassionate protection creates a safe space and a trusting environment where support agencies and authorities can begin to help people move away from homelessness on a permanent basis.
Homelessness is a Growing Crisis

We provide protection from:

  • COVID-19 infection
  • Substance misuse
  • Weapons
  • Violence
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Risks to health and wellbeing
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Physical, verbal and sexual abuse
  • Activism
CPS Professional Security Guards
Key skills:
  • De-escalation
  • Reasonable force for harm reduction
  • Conflict resolution
  • Prevention
  • Adaptability
  • Observation skills
  • Quick response

security guards with a difference

Our team of specially selected homeless shelter security guards comprises qualified, seasoned professionals led by management with a background in the armed forces.

These highly trained and SIA (Security Industry Authority) licensed security guards are approved to join the team based on one specific ability – their empathy.

This approach ensures every vulnerable person in our care is treated with compassion and respect within a secure framework of strong boundaries. A person-centered empathic approach looks beyond temporary circumstances to build a trusting relationship where lasting positive change can be made.

Our experienced staff are also experts in conflict resolution and de-escalation. Their finely tuned observation skills are effectively deployed via regular health and safety checks to identify potential problems before they arise where possible. 

All CPS security guards receive continuous mentoring, training and personal development such as defibrillator training and first aid skills.

COMPLETE SECURITY for homeless shelters

Our team of security professionals work within a framework of documented operating procedures and supplied security equipment.

Every homeless project we work with requires its own unique set of security measures to keep people safe and well in different areas within the building and around the entrance.  We will therefore undertake a detailed risk assessment of the building and its location, considering the specific challenges presented by the local community and the needs of people likely to be using the shelter. Daily assessments are also completed to ensure that the team is ready to deal with any new risks that may emerge.

Complete Security Homeless Shelters

Security solutions may include a combination of:

safeguarding through teamwork

A secure and trusting shelter creates an ideal environment within which support agencies can engage with vulnerable adults away from the negative influences in their lives.

This is where progress towards real change can begin.  Our team regularly works in partnership with a wide range of charities and support agencies to provide desperately needed crisis provisions.

We work with:

  • Police
  • Charities
  • NHS Professionals
  • Local Councils
  • Key Workers
  • Parole Officers
  • Social Workers
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