No going back: Our unique chance to help thousands off the street

In response to the coronavirus crisis, almost 15,000 people at risk of rough sleeping have been given accommodation. This has been an amazing achievement and allowing people to isolate themselves has probably saved lives. However, many people have only been placed in hotels temporarily, and time is running out to stop them returning to the streets.

This briefing outlines St Mungo’s experience of accommodating people sleeping rough during the pandemic, including key challenges and recommendations for ensuring no one needs to go back to rough sleeping after the current crisis has passed.