Reports of people sleeping rough rose sharply during lockdown, despite claims by government that more than 90% of homeless people had been helped off the streets during the pandemic, and into hotels and serviced apartments.

The government’s Everyone In scheme saw £3.2m spent on getting people off the streets and into accommodation.

Unfortunately, according to charities, a new cohort of people have made homeless as the services and facilities that they normally relied on closed, with those without access to public funds particularly affected.

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