London,
10
November
2023
|
18:10
Europe/London

Camden responds to dispersal order at UCH

Councillor Pat Callaghan, Acting Leader of the Council, pledges investigation into dispersal order carried out by UCH and the Police.

We are deeply concerned to see these videos and I am ordering an urgent investigation into what happened.

Nothing is more important to us than the welfare, safety, and rights of every person who is experiencing homelessness. Our outreach team, Routes off the Streets, have been working hard to offer support to every person sleeping rough in Camden, including access to accommodation and a range of other services. 

I'm also concerned that our contracted waste operator has been engaged in this operation and I will be personally looking into why this has happened.

Councillor Pat Callaghan, Acting Leader of Camden Council

If you are worried about someone sleeping rough in Camden, please let us know by using the Camden Streetsafe app, emailing Streetsafe@cgl.org.uk, or calling 0808 800 0005.