Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
· The programme of regular street audits had continued on a bi-monthly basis throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with an average of 14 individuals identified as rough sleeping in the City of London on any given night. A significant number of rough sleepers had been supported into emergency accommodation with the City of London Corporation or the Greater London Authority during the pandemic.
· 37 guests were being accommodated at Carter Lane hostel where work to identify and move individuals into longer term accommodation was ongoing.
· The City of London Police was taking a four ‘E’s approach to COVID-19 enforcement which comprised Engage, Explain, Encourage and Enforce.
RESOLVED, that the update be noted.