This House of Commons Library briefing paper outlines the measures taken in England to support rough sleepers, and those at risk of rough sleeping, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It discusses the impact of these measures and stakeholder comment.
Library briefing papers
There are several Library briefing papers on the subject of homelessness:
Statutory Homelessness in England October 2016
Households in temporary accommodation (England) October 2016
Homelessness in England: Social Indicators page October 2016
Rough sleeping (England) July 2016
Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016-17 October 2016
Rough sleepers: access to services and support (England) November 2016
Rough sleepers and anti-social behaviour December 2016
Recent media comment and reports
England’s 50 worst homeless hotspots, Independent, 1 December 2016
255,000 homeless in England, says Shelter, Inside Housing, 1 December 2016
Shelter at 50, December 2016
Mayor launches rough sleeping taskforce, London Assembly, 6 October 2016
Councils spent £3.5bn on temporary housing in last five years, BBC, 17 November 2016
One in three councils took children into care due to homelessness in 2014/15, Insude Housing, 18 November 2016
The Prevalence of Rough Sleeping and Sofa Surfing Amongst Young People in the UK, CCHR, October 2016
This briefing paper explains measures taken by the Government during the coronavirus outbreak to assist households in the rented sector to retain their homes. The paper covers the introduction of extended notice periods and the end of the ban on evictions in England and Wales from 20 September 2020.
Guidance on when moving house is permitted during the Coronavirus crisis.