Roma rough-sleepers (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3930
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are you doing to help guide and support migrants who are homeless? What protection is this migrant community receiving from intimidation, abuse and ill treatment?

Answer

Answer for Roma rough-sleepers (4)

Answer for Roma rough-sleepers (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Migrants facing homelessness are far from a homogenous group and the help and support they receive depends on their status within the UK, which dictates what assistance they’re entitled to.

 

London’s rough sleeping outreach teams, including the London Street Rescue service commissioned by the Mayor, seek to assist these individuals off the streets. For those who are vulnerable, the London Reconnection service will support a return home, linking people into services and networks they are entitled to use in their home country.