Posted 14 Dec 2017
Shelter responds to High Court ruling on deporting homeless EU citizens
Polly Neate, CEO of Shelter, said: 'We welcome today’s ruling that people shouldn’t be forcibly deported just because they’re rough sleeping.
'Sleeping on the streets is an appalling and incredibly dangerous experience in which people are exposed to violence and ill health. It is no surprise that every year homeless people die bedding down on our streets and with an extremely cold winter upon us, this year will be no exception.
'Changes to benefit entitlements mean many EU immigrants are now often left with nowhere to turn but the streets. Local authorities and charities should be doing all they can to help anyone who’s sleeping rough to get off the streets and out of danger by offering appropriate help, including accommodation and legal advice when possible.'