Age UK, mental health and homelessness charities give evidence on coronavirus

homeless person
06 July 2020

Homelessness, mental health and addiction will be on the agenda when the Public Services Committee hears evidence on Wednesday 8 July from 3pm.


Wednesday 8 July 2020 - virtual meeting

At 3.00pm

  • Nathan Dick, Head of Policy, Revolving Doors Agency
  • Caroline Bernard, Head of Policy and Communications, Homeless Link
  • Rick Muir, Director, Police Foundation

At 3.55pm

  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust
  • Neil Heslop, Chief Executive, Leonard Cheshire

Possible questions

  • How can we ensure that partnerships between local authorities, mental health services, police, homelessness services and substance misuse treatment providers remain in place once lockdown is over
  • Does the Government's action taken in March suggest that ending rough sleeping is a matter of priorities rather than resources?
  • How should public services support individuals accommodated during lockdown to ensure that they do not return to the streets?
  • What effect did a lack of integration between health and social care have on the ability to care for people with complex needs during the pandemic?
  • During lockdown, have services developed new ways of supporting people with complex health and care needs?
  • Since lockdown began, what have been the consequences of a lack of investment for people with complex health and care needs? 

Further information

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