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Homelessness and COVID-19

Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane and Tara O'Leary consider the impact of the pandemic on homelessness with a focus on the rough sleeper initiative, the issues of priority need, intentionality and homelessness/threatened with homelessness, and the issues faced by front-line officers investigating cases and securing information.

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted upon many areas of law, both directly and indirectly.

In terms of homelessness, there has been nothing in the way of legislative or regulatory changes but there has been a clear central and local government drive to remove rough sleepers from the streets, as well as an inevitable increase in approaches to Homeless Persons Units and other agencies directly referable to the current situation. This is all at a time when investigations into such inquiries are necessarily affected.

In this webinar, Catherine Rowlands, Andy Lane and Tara O'Leary consider this impact and focus on the rough sleeper initiative, the issues of priority need, intentionality and homelessness/threatened with homelessness, and the issues faced by front-line officers investigating cases and securing information.

About the speakers

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Catherine Rowlands

Catherine Rowlands has a practice which covers all aspects of public law, especially social housing, community care, and immigration, together with property and other civil litigation.

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Andrew Lane

Andy's practice focuses on social housing and property, and administrative and public law.

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Tara O'Leary

Tara accepts instructions in all of chambers' core areas, in particular public and administrative law, housing and homelessness, licensing and the Court of Protection.

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