Published: 25th Mar 2021

An independent commission to examine and learn lessons from the emergency response which supported people sleeping rough during the pandemic has been launched. The Kerslake Commission on Homeless and Rough Sleeping aims to help all agencies involved in supporting those who are sleeping rough to understand what worked during the pandemic and what lessons could be learned. It will be chaired by the former head of the civil service, Lord Bob Kerslake. The commission’s advisory board is made up of 16 members and includes representative from local and national government, the charity sector, housing associations and the health service, and importantly, people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Members include Lord Victor Adebowale the Chair of the NHS Confederation, Nickie Aiken MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, Bob Blackman MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Homelessness, and Andy Burnham the Mayor of Greater Manchester. ‘By general consent Everyone In was a terrific success … (To read the full article, subscribe below)