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Cornwall Council moves to protect those in housing distress due to Covid-19

Cornwall Council is aware that there is increasing concern, due to the guidance on Covid-19, about members of the community who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

The Council commissions Cornwall Housing Limited to deliver housing options services, and this continues to operate as an essential service.

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Keeping residents safe is our number one priority. If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, you should contact Cornwall Housing Limited on 0300 1234 161 and ask for the Prevention & Engagement team. You can also find useful information and advice on their website at www.cornwallhousing.org.uk

If you are concerned about someone who is sleeping rough, you should report this through Streetlink by visiting www.streetlink.org.uk or by phoning them on 0300 500 0914. Streetlink will then inform our Outreach Team who can make contact with the person and offer them help and support to find accommodation.

The Government has confirmed that hotels, B&Bs, hostels and holiday parks who are providing accommodation to support people who are homeless through arrangements with the local authority or other public bodies should remain open to facilitate these arrangements. If you are able to offer accommodation to the local authority to support their Covid-19 response, please email the details to covid19@cornwall.gov.uk.

 

Posted on 26 March 2020