Published: 30th Mar 2020

Liverpool City Council will relocate homeless people with health conditions and rough sleepers in shared facilities to more appropriate housing to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in Liverpool It means the council’s rough sleeper shelter Labre House will close, with people currently sharing communal spaces and bathrooms transferred instead to places with separate rooms and bathrooms – such as aparthotels – which will enable them to self-isolate if necessary. Homeless households currently in bed and breakfast accommodation will be moved to aparthotels, as will those with health conditions in temporary accommodation where they cannot safely self-isolate. They will continue to be offered support. In total the council is securing units for 110 individuals and around 50 households to help keep them safe during the current pandemic, costing around £300k for the next three months. In the longer term, the council is looking at a range of other options that … (To read the full article, subscribe below)