08th July 2020

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

COVID-19 and rough sleepers: where next?

Wednesday 8 July 2020 | 3pm-4pm

On 27 March 2020, the Government instructed local authorities to provide temporary accommodation for anyone sleeping rough or at risk of rough sleeping, in order to protect them from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, it is estimated that over 15,000 rough sleepers were accommodated. The Government has subsequently announced additional funding for longer term accommodation to prevent those accommodated from returning to the streets as the lockdown is lifted.

In this seminar, Dominic Preston and Daniel Clarke of Doughty Street’s Housing and Social Welfare Team are joined by Bex Pritchard, Director of Services at Crisis, to consider the options now available to those who have been accommodated, the breadth of the scheme and the legal issues that might arise for those wanting to take advantage of the scheme and for those who might be excluded from it.

To register your place, please click here.