Homeless Londoners to be offered two-week hotel stays over Christmas

Homeless people in London will be offered a two-week hotel stay over Christmas – three meals a day and Imelda Stanton and Eli Golding actress Zoom Quiz on December 25.

  • Homeless Donation Crisis Unable to use Hostels on a large scale due to Covid
  • Instead, the charity paid for 517 hotel rooms in 4 London hotels over the Christmas period.
  • Guests will receive three hot meals a day – provided by the room service
  • Emelda Staunton and Ellie Golding performed almost exclusively for the Christmas Quiz

Homeless people in London will be offered a two-week stay in a hotel during the Christmas month – three meals a day and a virtual presentation by celebrities.

Due to the risk of Covid-19 transmission, the homeless charity is unable to use large-scale hostels to get a good night’s sleep during the Crisis Festival.

Instead – breaking with a nearly 50-year-old tradition – the charity has paid for 517 hotel rooms in four London hotels that were offered by the London Hotel Group for cheaper rates.

Homeless people in London will be offered a two-week stay in a hotel during the Christmas month – three meals a day and a virtual presentation by celebrities. Picture: A homeless man in London in November

Homeless charities say that even before the Kovid peak hit - many families were badly affected by the coronavirus crisis.  Picture: A homeless man in London in April

Homeless charities say that even before the Kovid peak hit – many families were badly affected by the coronavirus crisis. Picture: A homeless man in London in April

Crisis Christmas boss Ian Richards explained The Sunday Times: ‘Generally, we run 10 centers with 4,000 guests and 12,000 volunteers.

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‘Then it came, and we really had to stop and revive the cycle from the beginning.

“It simply came to our notice then. Our first goal was to offer as much as we have always done differently. ‘

Guests will receive three hot meals a day – by room service.

A special app created by a volunteer will allow residents to be entertained over a phone. It will also tell them that health services such as a podiatrist can be used at the hotel.

Actresses Emelda Staunton and Jonathan Price and pop star Ally Golding are set to appear in a Streams Quiz on Christmas Day on December 25th.

Homeless charities say that even before the peak hit – many families were badly affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Job losses, short-term evictions, and a lack of government-funded hotels in other lockdowns have raised fears that they may not be enough to help those in need.

Actresses Emelda Staunton (pictured) and Jonathan Price and pop star Ally Golding are set to appear in a stream Christmas quiz on December 25th.

Pop star Ally Golding

Actresses Emelda Staunton (left) and Jonathan Price and pop star Ellie Golding (right) are set to appear for a broadcast Christmas quiz on December 25.

According to data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), some 36,690 households were classified as homeless between January and March this year.

During the same period, 38,450 more homes were threatened with homelessness within 56 days.

More recent reports on homelessness figures have not yet been released, but the number of people on the streets is expected to increase in the fall.

In the first lockout, the UK Homeless was offered 15,000 fully funded hotel stays.

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The plan was not repeated in the second round of nationwide sanctions. Instead, more funding was offered to organizations and councils.

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About the author: Will Smith

Will covers public and private tech markets from New York. He was previously a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, and prior to that was a reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has received a Journalist of the Year award from the L.A. Press Club and an investigative reporting award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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