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OPEN LETTER TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HOUSING, 28 May 2020
We’ve joined forces with more than 60 groups and charities across England to call on the government not to leave anyone out of the plans to end homelessness during the Covid-19 crisis. Read our letter to Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
REPORT ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HOMELESSNESS
The open letter above follows a report submitted by HMSC to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s Inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness and the private sector. It draws from HMSC’s experience trying to support homeless and rough sleeping migrants during the crisis. Read the report here.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a large backlog and reduced staff, HMSC will be running a very limited service until further notice:
- The drop-ins (triages) are closed
- Our telephone catch-up line is closed
- We are not able to take on any new cases
- We will carry on bringing limited support to people who have a pending case with us. If you already have a case pending with us and you want an update, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for your understanding.
Please donate to our Coronavirus Hardship Fund
Our visitors come to us not only for advice and support with their immigration and welfare issues. Destitution support is a large part of what we do.
At the moment, even the distribution of food and other essentials is a potential risk to health. We are therefore appealing for cash donations into our Hardship Fund. A small hardship payment (£20) can make a real difference to our destitute visitors and we can arrange the payments with the minimum of face to face contact.
Please donate to our Hardship Fund.
Do you need help during the Covid-19 crisis? Please see our blog to get the latest news and sources of help.
See here a list of other sources of immigration advice (subject to changes due to the Coronavirus outbreak)
HMSC is registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (ref: N201500478)