Youth Hostel Association: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th April 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Youth Hostel Association about its offering of 150 properties to be used by key workers and vulnerable members of society during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

We have been working with a number of hotel chains across the country to secure accommodation for rough sleepers. We are pleased that the Youth Hostel Association offered to provide properties to be used by key workers and vulnerable members of society during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now working with local authorities in Manchester and Brighton to house rough sleepers.

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

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