Update on provision to our city’s homeless
Last week, I reported on and shared news that we had secured 74 rooms to offer self-contained accommodation to our city’s rough sleepers, as well as those using our night shelter and those who were using non-self-contained temporary accommodation. Many of these individuals often have weakened immune systems, making them particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.
67 clients have now moved in, their accommodation is now where hot food and food bags are being delivered, by partner organisations, directly to individual rooms to ensure that residents are self-contained.
City of Wolverhampton staff are working alongside colleagues from Wolverhampton Homes as well as partner organisations, providing 24/7 support to the site.
A security firm are providing round-the-clock concierge support, and West Midlands Police are ensuring that they have a regular presence. Appropriate PPE is being provided to any staff who may need to come within two metres of a resident when providing support, to ensure that both are protected.
Councillor Phil Bateman added “This action makes our City safer for everyone, including those that already have a tough and difficult time. I am proud of the way our City is working hard to keep everyone safe.”