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Support for city’s homeless continues

Published Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The council is working hard with its partners across the city to ensure that people sleeping rough and people staying in hostels are getting the support and food they need during this difficult time.

Single people in our resettlement services are being allocated single rooms. We are grateful to those organisations kindly providing additional rooms for homeless people with lower support needs. We continue to offer them support and are sharing the Government’s advice about stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

For those who are still sleeping outdoors, our street walks are continuing with an early flask of hot drink, followed with sandwiches later in the day. We are also able to provide rough sleepers with hot food.

Rough Sleeper services are operating in the same way: for a bed, please go to 63, Lawrence Street or call them on 01904 416562.

We are continuing with our services for people who are concerned about becoming homelessness and need our advice on their options, and these will be done online or by phone on 01904 554500 or visit www.york.gov.uk/homelessness/housing-options

Cllr Denise Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer Communities, said:

“It is incredibly important during this difficult period to support the most vulnerable in the city, including of course rough sleepers. That is why the council is continuing to support rough sleepers across the city, with offers of accommodation and food.

“Anyone wishing to volunteer and help the most vulnerable in the city are encouraged to sign up online: www.york.gov.uk/COVIDVolunteering, by email: volunteering@york.gov.uk or by phone: 01904 551550.”