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Coronavirus: Forty charities unite in call for new law to end 'patchy' homeless help

Forty charities are urging Boris Johnson to end the "patchy" help for homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic by passing an emergency law.

Crisis, St Mungo's and the Big Issue Foundation are among the groups who have drawn up a bill they say would truly deliver on the government's "everyone in" campaign to accommodate all rough sleepers in England.

Sky News can reveal they have criticised the "piecemeal, disjointed approach" taken by councils across the country and are worried about communal shelters remaining closed as winter and the threat of a second spike in COVID-19 cases loom.

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