Eurovision Countdown:

Open search Close search

Close menu

Uncategorised

More than 60 homeless people relocated from Liverpool’s Labre House

3 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

More than 60 homeless people relocated from Liverpool’s Labre House

More than 60 rough sleepers and homeless people have been moved out of Liverpool City Council’s Labre House night hub to alternative accommodation due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Whitechapel Centre staff from across the project worked throughout the weekend to ensure that the majority of people currently using the Camden Street shelter were helped to relocate into more appropriate accommodation.

The team also prepared food parcels for everyone leaving Labre House over the weekend to ensure they had something to eat when they entered their new accommodation.

Labre House can accommodate up to 90 rough sleepers per night but its communal meeting and sleeping areas now make it unsuitable for use during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The council and its partners have been offered the use of more than 100 single occupancy aparthotels and 50 more for family groups across the city during the crisis.

Those who remain at Labre House are service-users who require more complex support packages, which means aparthotel accommodation would be unsuitable.

Meanwhile, the number of people continuing to sleep rough has fallen drastically, with just three people seen sleeping on the streets on Sunday night.

Outreach workers from The Whitechapel Centre are continuing their regular city centre rounds, speaking to those who remain outside and encouraging them to accept help.

The drive to relocate all the service-users from Labre House will continue at a pace this week.

But workers say that some service-users, even those who have been found accommodation, may still be coming out onto the streets of Liverpool to beg.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Lynnie Hinnigan, said: “Liverpool has moved quickly to support its vulnerable, homeless and rough sleeping community during this difficult time.

“We have been overwhelmed by the offers of support we have received from the city’s hotel sector and we still have offers coming in. It illustrates how the people of this city are more than willing to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those in most need of help.”

“The challenge for us now is to accommodate those people with complex needs, which we are hoping to do through our existing network of temporary accommodation.”

Get in touch with The Guide Liverpool through isolation on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or email [email protected]com. If you have a positive story to share, a business or local hero that needs a shout out, or a message of support for our NHS.

Also our Delivery Directory is open and you can choose your order here. To be featured email [email protected]theguideliverpool.com. Sending love x

Tags

You May Also Like Don't Miss

The Art School toasts its success in catering for The Turner Prize at St Georges Hall

Latest

The Art School toasts its success in catering for The Turner Prize at St Georges Hall

Everton CEO and local hero Andy Grant receive honorary degrees from University of Liverpool

Uncategorised

Everton CEO and local hero Andy Grant receive honorary degrees from University of Liverpool

Olivia Attwood has left I’m A Celebrity after one day in the jungle

Uncategorised

Olivia Attwood has left I’m A Celebrity after one day in the jungle

Liverpool City Region’s £4.3m five year plan to attract more major events to the ACC

Uncategorised

Liverpool City Region’s £4.3m five year plan to attract more major events to the ACC

View More

The Guide Liverpool

About Us

We showcase the very best of Liverpool City Region through stunning video features and keep residents and visitors updated on what's on and what's good. About Us

The Guide Liverpool

Meet Our Team 👋

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse quis eros sit amet mi eleifend tincidunt. Donec porttitor risus eros, vitae dapibus augue pharetra a. Maecenas vulputate purus in eros faucibus rhoncus. Meet Our Team

The Guide Liverpool

Video Production & Advertising

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse quis eros sit amet mi eleifend tincidunt. Services