Government insists Everyone In is 'continuing'
The Government has insisted the Everyone In programme is ‘continuing’ despite reportedly suggesting to some councils that they should close their hotels for rough sleepers.
Rough sleeping fears amid Everyone In wind down
Fears that rough sleepers will again become a fixture on Britain’s streets have emerged as the successful Everyone In programme comes to an end.
Government warned of 'soaring summer of homelessness'
The Government will fail to fulfil its manifesto commitment of ending rough sleeping for good by 2024 without a cross-Whitehall strategy for reducing homelessness, it has been warned.
Homelessness charity calls for Home Office rules to be scrapped
Home Office rules ‘undermine’ efforts to end rough sleeping and should be ‘scrapped immediately,’ a charity has said.
Landmark judgement brings rough sleeping clarity
Councils have the legal powers to help people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) who are sleeping rough during the pandemic after a landmark judgement.
Rough sleeping stats: 'We're still a long way from zero'
The number of people sleeping rough in England was up by more than half on 2010 despite the Everyone In scheme, the latest annual snapshot has shown.
Call for clarity on support for rough sleepers
A minister has been pressed to issue new guidance for councils on what support can be given to rough sleepers with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
Hughes named new rough sleeping minister
Kelly Tolhurst stepped down from the role for family reasons after five months in the role.
Councils asked to 'redouble efforts' on rough sleeping
English councils have been asked to ‘redouble their efforts’ to help accommodate people sleeping rough, with the Government finding an additional £10m funding.
SPENDING REVIEW: Live to fight another year
Local government has probably got just about enough from the chancellor to keep the show on the road, says Jonathan Werran. 'And possibly extend the road for the sake of kicking the familiar battered can that is social care funding down it...'
Staying agile through the second lockdown
During 'Lockdown 2.0', resilient multi-agency systems and practices of support and enforcement are embedded throughout Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and the wider region, with councils working with partners closely and flexibly, says Sheila Oxtoby.
Councils asked to review rough sleeping plans
Councils have been asked to review their plans and ensure every rough sleeper is offered somewhere safe to go to help protect them from COVID-19.
Crisis call for return of Everyone In
The chief executive of homelessness charity Crisis has called for ring-fenced funding for councils to provide COVID-safe accommodation for anyone at risk of rough sleeping.
How can councils prepare homelessness services for a second wave?
We’ve proven we can tackle rough sleeping and keep people safe during COVID-19 says John Glenton – and now we need to be ready to do so again.
Rough sleeping advisory panel sidelined
A government-backed advisory panel formed to help eradicate rough sleeping has met just once in the last year, it has emerged.
Pre-winter Crisis call
More funding and emergency legal changes are ‘critical’ so local authorities can continue to support people in safe and secure accommodation, the chief executive of homelessness charity Crisis has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Casey steps back from homelessness response
Dame Louise Casey has stepped back from helping with the Government’s emergency homelessness response, The MJ understands.
Helping Westminster's rough sleepers turn their lives around
The pandemic gave Westminster City Council a chance to not only offer rough sleepers a home but to support them with the services they need to start over, says Cllr Rachael Robathan.
Let's hold on to what we've learned
John O'Brien says that for 'all of the enormous and well documented challenges, people at the local government front line have achieved remarkable things at pace and scale'. We must hold on to what has been learned, he adds.
£105m cash boost to keep homeless off the streets
Ministers have unveiled a further £105m of funding to help keep rough sleepers off the streets after the pandemic.