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Homelessness: Hostels

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL2969, tabled on 25 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make sure there are enough people working in hostels for the homeless.

Answered on

7 April 2020

The Government announced support for key workers to enable them to carry out their vital role and that staff delivering statutory homelessness services as well as staff delivering outreach, supported housing and other key frontline services for homeless people are included within the definition of key workers.

We are working intensively with councils and the sector to help get those who are sleeping rough off the streets and into appropriate accommodation.

This is backed by £1.6 billion of additional funding for local authorities to enable them to respond to other COVID-19 pressures across services they deliver including for those who are homeless.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government