Cardinal speaks on rough sleeping crisis

On 27th May, Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols added his voice to calls for a united response from government, faith leaders, charities, businesses and communities to find permanent homes for rough sleepers given temporary accommodation under the ‘Everyone In’ policy as the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The Cardinal said:

In 2020 no person should be faced with the indignity of being compelled to sleep on the street or the dangers and challenges associated with doing so. I commend and celebrate the work undertaken by our faith communities and civil society.

Only by working together can we find just and permanent solutions for the people who are homeless. I hope and pray that the new momentum found during this crisis can be sustained and will be successful.