UK homeless charities call for suspension of ‘reckless’ eviction of asylum seekers
Growing numbers face a winter of destitution as the Home Office withdraws accommodation provided during first lockdown
Homeless charities are calling for evictions of asylum seekers to be suspended as growing numbers are being left destitute as winter approaches.
While many asylum seekers were temporarily accommodated and tested for Covid-19 during the first lockdown under the government’s “everyone in” scheme, the Home Office restarted evictions in September. This group has no right to work and no recourse to public funds or statutory homelessness services.