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Everyone In: Where Are They Now?

By: Deborah Garvie, Hannah Rich, Charlie Berry and Robert Brown
Published: August 2021

Everyone In: Where Are They Now? Full Report

In March 2020, the government took the unprecedented step of asking councils to move all those, and those at risk of, sleeping rough into accommodation in a scheme known as 'Everyone In'. The ambition to get 'everyone in' during the pandemic showed us just how much can be achieved with the right political will and investment. According to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), 37,000 people have been helped under the scheme.

In February 2021, we submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to every local authority in England to get more detailed information about where the people that had been in emergency accommodation as part of Everyone In are now. This report details what we found.

To protect lives, both during the on-going pandemic and beyond, Government must learn lessons from ‘Everyone In’, including a thorough review of outcomes for those helped. They must set out a roadmap to end rough sleeping - to protect everyone at risk of the streets, prevent homelessness by tackling COVID-arrears and inadequate benefits, and build
a new generation of social housing aimed at preventing homelessness.