Call to provide shelter for rough sleepers over UK winter lockdown

Homelessness groups urge government to act decisively and reboot ‘Everybody In’ scheme

Homelessness campaigners have demanded an urgent reboot of the government’s “Everybody In” scheme in England to provide safe shelter for thousands of rough sleepers as the UK enters another lockdown, with winter temperatures expected to plummet.

They have called on ministers to reissue strict guidance sent out in March within days of the first lockdown, which required local authorities to provide emergency accommodation to anybody at risk of being left out on the street.

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