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Homelessness – Update

Recently we've seen some local authorities place people temporarily in hotels. This is only a short-term solution and people will eventually have to return to the street.

We have had to change and look differently at how we support people. Our Joint Ventures are working hard to maintain continuity.

The number of homeless in England increases year-on-year, and the statistics just don’t seem to get better. When we emerge from lockdown we are expecting to see a rise in homelessness and need to be ready to help.

Our partners are coordinating efforts to support those who no longer have the option of a night shelter, organising hot meals to take away, working with councils and housing providers, and repurposing night shelter volunteers to be impactful projects.

The Together Network works in communities organising night shelters and drop-in sessions to provide relief for immediate needs such as food and clothing. And we also tackle the wider issues connected with homelessness, such as assisting people to access benefits, helping them to manage their finances, and offering extra support like employment training and healthcare.

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