Coronovirus: Rough sleepers will be offered accommodation following Leamington shelter closures - The Leamington Observer

Coronovirus: Rough sleepers will be offered accommodation following Leamington shelter closures

Leamington Editorial 20th Mar, 2020   0

ROUGH sleepers in Warwick district will be offered self-contained accommodation amid the spiralling pandemic say council chiefs.

Following the news both Leamington night shelters have been forced to close, Warwick District Council is securing additional furnished and self-contained accommodation to those sleeping on the streets.

The council is also providing funding to the Salvation Army, Helping Hands and the LWS Night shelter to allow them to supply those being housed with food parcels and telephone support.

The council’s Lillington Road hostel, William Wallsgrove Hous, will remain open all hours, with a reduced number of residents each to be provided with their own room.




WDC housing spokesperson Jan Matecki said: “Homeless people are amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in our society and their associated health problems can mean that they are particularly at risk from the virus. It is only right that we offer a place in which they can keep themselves safe at this difficult time or be able to self-isolate if they need to. If these arrangements work well, we will convert the temporary agreements into a longer term tenancy.”


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