The Coronavirus outbreak presents particular risks to the people we work with. Many SHP clients have long-term physical health conditions and/or compromised immune systems, meaning that they are at severe risk of harm should they contract the virus. 

In line with official guidance from Public Health England (PHE), SHP has taken a range of hygiene and containment measures to protect and support our clients and staff in the wake of the pandemic. 

Across our accommodation services we are closely monitoring our clients’ health and keeping clients up to date with the latest information about Covid19.  

Our community-based Floating Support services are providing support to clients remotely through telephone-based assessments and meetings, with client visits limited to emergencies.  

Chief Executive Liz Rutherfoord said: “This is an unprecedented and highly challenging time, and our priority is to keep our clients and staff safe. Staff across the organisation are pulling together to ensure that we can continue to provide services for homeless and vulnerable people in London, who need our support now more than ever.”