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Coronavirus (COVID-19): how you can help people facing homelessness

How your support can safely help people struggling with housing during the health emergency

At present, the government has advised everyone to stay at home in order to stay safe. This is to protect ourselves and others from the spread of coronavirus.

If anything, this pandemic has shown the importance of having a safe place to call home – something that not everyone has access to. Here are five things you can do from home to help support people facing bad housing and homelessness at this time.

1. Share our coronavirus and housing advice

We’re here to support anyone facing housing issues. But even if you don’t have a housing issue yourself, someone who follows you on social media might. You can help more people get the support they need by sharing our coronavirus and housing advice page.

2. Support our coronavirus crisis campaigns

Show your support for all those whose housing will be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, both now and in the months to come.

3. Tell the council or Streetlink if you see someone sleeping rough

Councils are working hard to find accommodation for everyone right now. If you do see someone sleeping rough, contact Streetlink and let them know the person’s location, or contact your local council’s homelessness team with the same information. Streetlink’s phone lines are very busy at the moment so try the website or app first if you can.

4. Share your story

Has your housing situation been impacted by coronavirus? Experiences like yours are vital in helping us to raise awareness, give voice to important issues, and change things for the better. Whether you’re homeless, having problems with your landlord, or are facing eviction when the current temporary ban on evictions lifts, we want to hear from you.

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5. Donate to our emergency coronavirus appeal

Every day, our helpline is receiving more and more calls from people worried about losing their jobs, their homes, and keeping their families safe. It’s only because of the support of people like you that we can continue to be there to meet the growing demand for our services in the weeks and months ahead.

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