Protecting the homeless

The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced £3.2 million emergency funding to help rough sleepers to self-isolate. The funding will be available to all local authorities in England and will reimburse them for the cost of providing accommodation and services to those sleeping on the streets. It is in addition to the £492 million committed in 2020 to 2021 to support the government’s ambition to end rough sleeping in this Parliament.

The vast majority of known rough sleepers have received an offer of accommodation.