Wednesday 6 January 2021 / 2:29 PM Coronavirus / Housing / Thangam Debbonaire

Not housing rough sleepers in new lockdown is extremely irresponsible – Thangam Debbonaire

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to reports that the Government won’t house rough sleepers in the new lockdown, said:

“This is shocking, and extremely irresponsible. One in 50 people in the UK have Covid-19, and rough sleepers are some of the most exposed in our society.

“Labour has been calling for protection for rough sleepers for months.

“The Government has asked everyone to stay at home, at the same time as they turn their back on people without a home. This broken promise will cost lives.”