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Evidence session with housing charities and people who have experienced homelessness

16 December 2020

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee continues its inquiry into the covid-19 pandemic on homelessness and the private rented sector. On Thursday 17 December, the committe will hear from homelessness charities and individuals who have experienced rough sleeping or precarious housing during the health crisis.

Purpose of the session

The session will focus on the challenges homelessness charities have faced in assisting individuals in precarious housing or rough sleeping and the quality of Government support during the covid-19 pandemic.

It will examine the challenges local authorities face in helping those with no recourse to public funds.

The Committee will also hear the first-hand experiences of individuals who have been accessing these services and consider what more can be done to support them in the long term.


Thursday 17 December

At 3.30pm

  • Sam, Expert by Experience, NACCOM
  • Abeo, Expert by Experience, NACCOM
  • T, Expert by Experience, St Mungo’s
  • Tracy, Expert by Experience, St Mungo's

At 4.30pm

  • Fiona Colley, Director of Social Change, Homeless Link
  • Steve Douglas CBE, CEO, St Mungo's
  • Henry St Clair Miller, Head of NRPF, Refugee and Migrant Services, NRPF Network

Further information

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