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Ensure the homeless get a roof over their head during this cold,winter lockdown.

Submitted on Wednesday 6th January 2021

Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: already-happening (see below for details)

Petition Action

Ensure the homeless get a roof over their head during this cold,winter lockdown.

Petition Details

The homeless got temporarily housed in hotels in the first lockdown and that was in the summer. Now that it's winter and the numbers of covid 19 deaths are up again, surely it would be the compassionate and responsible thing to do the same thing for them again.

Additional Information

I don't want the homeless who are more vulnerable to catch and spread covid.
I don't want them to freeze to death.
I want them to be supported like they were in March 2020, especially as it's even worse for them now in these winter conditions.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

The Government announced £15 million of funding for the Protect Programme to help areas that need additional support most to provide accommodation for rough sleepers during the restrictions and throughout winter. This will run alongside the ongoing ‘Everyone In’ campaign. You can find out more here:
www.gov.uk/government/news/jenrick-launches-protect-programme-the-next-step-in-winter-rough-sleeping-plan

We have published the following petitions, which you might like to sign:

Fund increased support the homeless: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/553237

Require housing for all homeless people after the coronavirus crisis: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/311860

End Homelessness in Britain by adopting and funding the “Housing First” project: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/331268

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