The Liberal Democrats have today called on the Government to “equip Haringey with the financial resources needed” to accommodate all rough sleepers locally.
The call comes in response to reports that the Government has written to local councils asking them to find homes for all rough sleepers by the weekend to protect them from the coronavirus outbreak.
The update below includes new information regarding the following:
- Important Message from Haringey Council
Haringey Response Update
- Royal Mail & Post
- Reuse & recycling centres
- Council Services (disabled parking, customer services, highways)
- Housing Association tenants
- Connected Communities (Need help? Want to volunteer? Organisation that can help?)
- Donations needed
- Food banks need supplies
- Preventing Food Waste
National Response Update
- Self-employment Income Support Scheme
- Business loans, grants, insurance and job retention scheme
- Government text messages
- Shared parenting
- Contactless card limit increase
- Moving house?
- Self-report your symptons
- Warning: Coronavirus scams
- Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.
As promised earlier this week, we are providing a further update regarding the Coronavirus response, that we believe you may find useful. As you will know, things are changing all the time and we will try to continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.
Many of you have been asking for information about how the Council is responding to the spread of coronavirus. In light, of this I am taking the unusual step of sharing a message from the leader of the Council with you directly. It was sent on the afternoon of Tues. Click here to read.
Haringey could become the first Council in the UK to say no to facial recognition surveillance. On March 16th, a Full Council meeting will vote on a motion put forward by Liberal Democrat councillors to declare a moratorium on Live Facial Recognition. If passed, it would prevent the Council acquiring this kind of surveillance technology and require it to obtain assurances that no data it shares with other organisations, including the police, will be used for facial recognition.