Evolve Chief Executive Jeremy Gray said: “Our top priority is keeping our vital 24 hour services for vulnerable people running. The biggest challenge we face is staffing. We’ve committed to a significant enhancement of sick pay allowance to keep our staff safe and avoid spreading the Coronavirus.
“This comes at a potentially huge cost and yet we need to back fill essential staff posts to keep our services open and our vulnerable residents safe. We urgently need extra, emergency funding to be able to do this, and are calling on the Government and Local Authorities to make this is made available immediately.”
Evolve Housing + Support is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year. Evolve offers support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. The organisation has issued a statement on staff sick pay.