The initiative was a big success. Accommodation for people who are homeless is usually limited, but having more space meant that our teams could support anyone who needed help. Tens of thousands of people sleeping rough were given hotel rooms and the majority have already been moved on to longer term accommodation.
Many people who had been homeless for years or even decades now have homes of their own as a result of Everyone In.
Everyone In taught us a lot. It showed that, with the right approach, cooperation and proper funding, we can end rough sleeping. That’s why we’re proud to have supported the Kerslake Commission, an independent commission, chaired by Lord Bob Kerslake, the former head of the Civil Service, which aims to understand what worked during the emergency response to rough sleeping during the pandemic and what is now needed to embed that good practice.
Find out more about how St Mungo’s teams were part of the Government’s initiative to get “Everyone In” due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Find out more.