Pathway, the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health, and the London Network of Nurses and Midwives, call on government to continue the groundbreaking approach to housing and healthcare provision for people experiencing homelessness, that has been set up as part of the national response to Covid19.
We acknowledge and are grateful that UK Government and local authorities distributed previously unimaginable funds to quickly mobilise rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation at the outset of the public health crisis.
We have a once in a generation opportunity to achieve something remarkable:
we can end homelessness.
And we can do this as a direct result of the public health approach driven by the COVID-19 emergency.
It was a huge change and achievement to move people out of homelessness. We are calling for this change to be made permanent.
Read our full statement and recommendations: UK Homelessness: Press the reset button