Homelessness and rough sleeping among non-UK EU nationals (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2805
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What work are you doing to address the problems faced by non-UK EU nationals and other migrants who may be sleeping rough or facing homelessness?

Answer

Answer for Homelessness and rough sleeping among non-UK EU nationals (2)

Answer for Homelessness and rough sleeping among non-UK EU nationals (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A key service I commission specifically to work with vulnerable non-UK nationals sleeping rough in London to assist them to find the best route off the streets is Routes Home. For vulnerable EU nationals not entitled to benefits in the UK, this service may offer assistance to help them find a safe way back to their home country, accessing services available there. For those who are ready and able to work, Routes Home will assist them so that they can sustain a life in London.

The service also works with vulnerable non-EU nationals sleeping rough, many of whom are homeless due to their uncertain immigration status. In some of these cases, Routes Home will provide a safe bed-space, while specialist immigration advisers work to resolve their immigration status.