During Covid-19, it has been an increasingly difficult time for the rough sleeping community. Our expert team have been working tirelessly with partners, to ensure provisions have been put in place to provide shelter for the majority of them.
Our Wolverhampton team have been working alongside agencies, such as Wolverhampton Homes and the Night Shelter, to put into place housing and other support for 15 rough sleepers recently across the city.
They have been dealing with referrals, translation and have acting as the point of contact for emergencies and out of hours issues.
There have also been some positive updates for those on low incomes or destitute recently:
- During the lock down, no asylum seeker will be evicted from their asylum support
- Governments have written to every local authority asking them to ensure every homeless person is housed
- Hope Projects are still providing homes for 30 homeless and destitute asylum seekers and providing financial support for around 60
- Children on free school meals will be provided with vouchers to still ensure no child goes hungry
- Foodbanks and local organisations have been providing food parcels for low income families or anyone vulnerable or in need.
With over 40 languages within the RMC staff team alone, plus many more provided by volunteers, RMC support a wide range of rough sleepers. In partnership with P3, rough sleepers are usually given additional check in’s with weekly walks to visit them, along with our offer of benefits, housing and immigration advice.