Coronavirus and homelessness: 'I was living in the back of a transit van’

Alex has been homeless on and off for 10 years, but when the pandemic hit he lost his job as a lorry driver and found himself living in the back of a van.

A UK government scheme, Everyone In, has helped to house thousands of people during the pandemic.

But homelessness charities say the funding must be extended urgently, and are calling for a Housing First approach to homelessness, that does not require people to meet certain pre-conditions before being given accommodation.

Video produced by Daniel South, Jasmin Souesi and Ben Davis

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