Lessons learnt from councils’ response to rough sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic
Local Partnerships were commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to investigate lessons learnt from the Everyone In response to the COVID-19 crisis in dealing with rough sleeping and those at risk of it and how this can inform future policy and practice, including planning for winter. They sought information from a range of councils in different parts of the country and experiencing different issues with respect to homelessness and rough sleeping. They looked at the responses to the COVID-19 crisis and homelessness by the UK devolved governments by talking to colleagues in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and reviewed some international comparisons.
Local Partnerships also engaged with various third sector organisations working in the field and with colleagues at the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Now, November 2020, and as the second national lockdown for England is due to begin, their conclusions are presented on the following link: https://www.local.gov.uk/publications/lessons-learnt-councils-response-rough-sleeping-during-covid-19-pandemic