‘Hotels for the Homeless’: An urgent response.

We are a grassroots coalition of organisations working in various aspects of homelessness outreach, support, and activism, who already work together across London, and who have been supporting each other since the pandemic began.

We published the national plan for hotel access last weekend, amidst silence from the mainstream homelessness sector and authorities. We are pleased that the plan has been taken forward but we are deeply concerned that we are excluded from communications and planning and we are already seeing specific examples of this happening. By default this also means that the people we work with are being excluded, even though they are arguably very at risk from the pandemic.

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Ground breaking grassroots night shelter opens in former industrial site

Charities, community groups, the Mayor of London and local councils are coming together to open an innovative new winter night shelter to help people with nowhere to sleep in Camden and Islington this winter, with the opening of The Glass House: a ‘liminal’ space project.

The project will be run for three months in a disused factory building in Islington after a private owner offered the property to community groups to help people experiencing homelessness.

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