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13/01/2021

Councils asked to ‘redouble’ efforts to house rough sleepers

Words: Laura Edgar
Robert Jenrick / Chris McAndrew

Housing and communities secretary Robert Jenrick has asked councils to ‘redouble efforts’ to accommodate people that are sleeping rough and to ensure that they are registered with a doctor.

This is backed by an extra £10 million in funding.

The measure aims to ensure that anyone sleeping rough can be protected from Covid-19 and be contacted in order to receive a vaccine, in line with the priority groups outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Given the rising infection rate and cold weather, the government has asked councils to get in touch wi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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