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

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make sure that the homeless have facilities to wash and eat.

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

The Government is 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.

Public Health England have also published guidance for those working in hostel and day centre environments to ensure these vital services can continue to operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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