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Age UK, mental health and homelessness charities give evidence on coronavirus

6 July 2020

Homelessness, mental health and addiction will be on the agenda when the Public Services Committee hears evidence on Wednesday 8 July from 3pm.


Wednesday 8 July 2020 - virtual meeting

At 3.00pm

  • Nathan Dick, Head of Policy, Revolving Doors Agency
  • Caroline Bernard, Head of Policy and Communications, Homeless Link
  • Rick Muir, Director, Police Foundation

At 3.55pm

  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust
  • Neil Heslop, Chief Executive, Leonard Cheshire

Possible questions

  • How can we ensure that partnerships between local authorities, mental health services, police, homelessness services and substance misuse treatment providers remain in place once lockdown is over
  • Does the Government's action taken in March suggest that ending rough sleeping is a matter of priorities rather than resources?
  • How should public services support individuals accommodated during lockdown to ensure that they do not return to the streets?
  • What effect did a lack of integration between health and social care have on the ability to care for people with complex needs during the pandemic?
  • During lockdown, have services developed new ways of supporting people with complex health and care needs?
  • Since lockdown began, what have been the consequences of a lack of investment for people with complex health and care needs? 

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