A SUMMIT to tackle rough sleeping in Southampton will be held tomorrow.

More than 100 people have already signed up to attend the summit.

Civic chiefs, charity bosses and faith groups will gather in an effort to see Southampton as a city where there is no need to sleep rough or beg.

Businesses, organisations and residents came together last year to form Southampton Street Support Action Group, and members will be given an update on the work done so far.

One of the organisers, Paul Woodman from City Life Church, said: “We have an active partnership of at least thirty charities, agencies and businesses that have come together to tackle the issue over the long-term.

“The summit will report on a step up in the work we are doing together since signing the Rough Sleeping and Begging Charter in September.”

At the meeting, which will be held at the Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Solent University, at 4pm, participants will watch a short film co-produced by university students to show behind-the-doors footage of the work done in Southampton to support homeless people.

There will also be updates on emergency accommodation, welcome bags for those accessing hostels and plans on how to increase the emergency bed provision for next winter.

In September, a charter was signed promising to help those affected by homelessness.

The commitment will see the city council partner with voluntary groups to pool resources together and combat the issue as a collective, rather than overlapping support.