Posted 17 Mar 2020
Shelter response to new coronavirus guidance for hostels and day centres for people sleeping rough
Shelter responds to new government guidance for hostels and day centres for people who are rough sleeping. The full guidance can be found here.
“Alongside this we also need to see extra accommodation for people who are sleeping rough, who may struggle to stay healthy and could become seriously ill. The government must ensure there is enough emergency accommodation so that people don't have to sleep on the streets.
"The government should also consider what it can do to provide additional funds to councils to help homeless households whose accommodation makes it very difficult to follow government isolation guidance because they are sharing beds or a single room.”