HAMBLETON District Council have issued an urgent appeal for help in housing the homeless.

Following a Government directive, all local authorities need to find temporary housing for people sleeping rough in their locale to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Hambleton Council is working with its existing partners, including housing associations and local hotels but more accommodation may be necessary.

It has now issued a plea for owners and managers of several accommodation types to help in this time of national and local emergency:

These include hotels or B&Bs in the Hambleton area, or close by, that plan to remain open.

The Government has confirmed that hotels and B&Bs can remain open for the purpose of providing temporary accommodation for homeless households or key workers.

Private landlords of rented homes in Hambleton are also being asked to offer empty rooms or properties. Contact Ali Morton on 01609-767177.