Friday 10 July 2020 / 1:01 PM Thangam Debbonaire

Thangam Debbonaire on homeless coronavirus deaths statistics

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to ONS statistics on the number of deaths of homeless people from coronavirus, said:

“These tragic deaths demonstrate the need to help homeless people off the streets during the pandemic.

“Local councils worked hard to give people emergency accommodation as part of the government’s Everybody In policy. This was a good start, but the government has left out people who have found themselves on the streets since the start of lockdown.

 

“The emergency measures of the last few months demonstrate we can end rough sleeping. We should grab this opportunity now – nobody should live, or die, on the streets.”