Published: 16th Dec 2019

Local authorities in the West Midlands will provide all homeless people with a place to stay in the form of a shelter, hostel or emergency accommodation during this winter period.  Last winter, 78 people died across the UK whilst sleeping rough, therefore helping those in need during times of severe weather has become a matter of urgency and a moral obligation. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the Homelessness Task Force and partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors have come together to provide accommodation to all rough sleepers. The commitment covers everyone, including pet owners, couples, those who have no resource to public funds, people who have previously been banned from support services, those with no local connection and people with complex needs. For individuals who need to travel to get to their provided accommodation, or to access the support that they need, free bus services will be … (To read the full article, subscribe below)