SEX traffickers have forced 84 women into prostitution despite restrictions enforced by Covid-19. Police Scotland say that trafficking gangs pose a “significant threat” despite the travel restrictions and border closures in place during the pandemic. Nine of the victims were aged under 18 years, the youngest was 13 and the
The advantage gap in the education sector has been brought into sharp focus over the course of this year, with school closures making it startlingly apparent that there are many children who, as well as relying on free school meals for nourishment, simply do not have the resources at home
Over 100 children in Wiltshire were living in temporary housing during the first Covid lockdown. Between April and June this year, 135 families who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless were placed into temporary accommodation – including 65 with children. This meant 115 children were living in accommodation.
NewsPolitics Numbers have revealed the shameful extent of child poverty and hunger in Yorkshire during the coronavirus lockdown. Friday, 13th November 2020, 6:00 am Trussell Trust delivered 23,000 food parcels to households with children across Yorkshire & the Humber between April and September. Picture: Getty More than a thousand children
MORE than 100 children in Swindon were living in temporary accommodation during the first UK lockdown, figures show. After the government’s announcement of a new £15 million package to support rough sleepers during the current national measures, homeless charities have said they are frustrated at the piecemeal approach to funding.
The Prince Rupert Hotel in Butcher Row has been providing shelter for the homeless The Prince Rupert Hotel in Shrewsbury is offering to take in homeless people during the present lockdown. Owner Mike Matthews said he had been in talks with Shropshire Council, and was this week expecting to provide
The government must scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers and relaunch the “everyone in” strategy to protect thousands of homeless people from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, charities and the mayor of London have said. As temperatures drop and a new England-wide lockdown threatens to force more
HOMELESS people sleeping rough will continue to be provided with emergency accommodation during the Covid lockdown as winter approaches, Cornwall Council has promised. Those affected by homelessness will be encouraged to work with the council to agree move-on plans that address not just their housing needs, but the support they
A Bristol MP has called for the initiative which saw hotel rooms found for people sleeping on the streets during the April lockdown resume this week. Thangam Debbonaire has called on the Government to “issue clear instruction that everyone should be brought in off the streets” in time for Thursday’s