Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness

Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness
4th May 2021 Jessica Turtle

The pandemic has brought huge changes for people affected by homelessness. In April 2021 we created a report for the HEAR Equality Network sharing what we have believe to be the impact of coronavirus on homelessness, both the good and the bad.

In this report we outline findings based upon our direct work with people who are homeless and our own research since March 2020. We draw upon primary research such as our Dying Homeless Project and research carried out by other organisations such as King’s College London, the Local Government Association and National Audit Office.

What emerges is a mixed picture. Whilst there was a significant effort across the UK, from central and local government, charities and community groups to accommodate people who were homeless during the pandemic, there have and continue to be significant issues in the way people affected by homelessness are treated.

We explore all this and more in the full report

Hear Equality Network members also contributed research to the overall picture for the project “It’s our COVID story” You can read the overview It’s Our Covid Story HEAR Research Summary Report



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