Labour is calling on the Government to commit that no one will spend this winter on the streets, as fears mount there will be thousands fewer beds available as shelters close due to Covid-19.
Northumberland’s Labour Group leader Susan Dungworth said: “We know from the first lockdown that it is possible to provide warmth and shelter for homeless people. However we also know the situation is challenging as there a fewer volunteers.
“There should never be anyone living on the streets and in the season of goodwill the government needs to show some care and compassion for people who find themselves without a roof over their head at Christmas.
“We want the government to put an end to rough sleeping for good. It must ensure everyone has a safe, Covid-secure place to stay this winter.”