Homeless people placed in B&Bs during pandemic have to move on – Dorset Echo

Rough sleepers and some of those who were homeless in Dorset during the peak of the pandemic are now having to find their own accommodation.

Dorset Council says it will only fully support those it has a legal responsibility for, although it will offer help in re-locating those it has looked after during the peak of the pandemic.

It will mean many who have been accommodated by the council, including those in three premises in Weymouth, now having to find somewhere else to live.

A report to next week’s cabinet meeting says: “Now the restrictions have been eased a decision has been made to only accept those to whom the council has a legal duty. All those who were accommodated and to whom the council would have a statutory duty have been advised that they should be seeking their own accommodation in the private rented sector and they will no longer

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