LGA responds to vaccination scheme for rough sleepers

Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson responds to the Government’s announcement of the Protect and Vaccinate scheme to increase vaccination among people sleeping rough.


homeless person sitting in street with red hat and a cardboard sign

Responding to the Government’s announcement of the Protect and Vaccinate scheme to increase vaccination among people sleeping rough, Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson, said:

“People living on the streets are among the most vulnerable in society, with reduced ability to self-isolate safely and are less likely to access healthcare services, with many also having underlying health conditions.

“This funding will help councils build on existing local efforts to reach out to rough sleepers, and those who are at risk of homelessness in their areas, to ensure they can safely and easily receive a vaccination.”