Lawyers have warned of a human rights breach after rough sleepers said they'd been harassed "most mornings" for over a year.
The initiative has won praise but Labour and housing charities say the latest figures show its success was short-lived.
Former Stoke City manager and Manchester United player Lou Macari, has adapted his homeless centre to make it Covid safe. The individual pods house more than 40 people, complete with bed, TV and heating. They also have their own door number, which helps them to provide an address at the job centre.
Langar Aid focuses on fighting hunger, providing food and water in emergencies and after natural disasters. The mission in Coventry is to serve the homeless, vulnerable and those struggling with poverty, delivering over 150,000 hot meals and food parcels since the pandemic began.
Fat Macy’s works with young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, providing training with their chefs, then getting them out of hostels and into their own homes.
Half a million estimated to be in rent arrears as Boris Johnson faces growing calls to extend the ban on evictions.
At 16, Faz and his brothers became housing insecure when their mother died. For Faz though things became even tougher when their identity presented issues and they struggled to find alternate living arrangements. After the local authority failed them Faz was essentially homeless until finding emergency shelter at the AKT emergency ‘Purple Door’ accommodation for LGBTQ+.
Project Q offers free gender-affirming haircuts and workshops to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness, as a form of social justice. Workshops include providing life skills, in place of absent parents, like financial planning and nutrition on a budget.
A community soup kitchen in Brixton has changed its role during the coronavirus lockdown. Brixton Soup Kitchen was set up to help the homeless but since lockdown has also been providing for the elderly and vulnerable families with delivery of hot food.
Wrap Up London, and the wider Wrap Up Family, has launched its annual coat donation initiative.