COVID-19 response

Resources to support communities to help people who are homeless or at risk to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Our COVID-19 webinars

The response of faith-based organisations to the pandemic

Dr Lígia Teixeira speaks with Mark McGreevy OBE, founder of the Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul University and CEO Depaul International, and Rev. Ian Rutherford, a City Centre Minister in Manchester, about the role of faith-based organisations in ending homelessness, in the UK and at a global level, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellness and resilience at a time of crisis with Frances Beecher and Muzzy Rosenblatt

Frances Beecher, CEO Llamau and Muzzy Rosenblatt, CEO Bowery Residents Committee (BRC), speak about how best to support the emotional resilience of frontline workers, to help them in times of adversity and to thrive when faced with unexpected challenges, in order to ensure recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strengthening systems for the future with Nan Roman and Catriona MacKean

Dr Lígia Teixeira speaks with Nan Roman, President and CEO National Alliance to End Homelessness and Catriona MacKean, Deputy Director for Better Homes at Scottish Government, about the challenges COVID-19 has created in both the US and Scotland, and the opportunity the pandemic presents to redesign the homelessness system.

Public meets private: with Karan Khanna and Jonathan Qureshi

In this talk our CEO Dr Lígia Teixeira speaks with Karan Khanna, Managing Director, UK&I for InterContinental Hotels Group, and Jonathan Qureshi, Senior Project Officer, Greater London Authority, about the successes and challenges of “checking in” people to hotels under COVID-19 and what the longer term plan is.

Feeling safe: How can we limit trauma during Covid-19?

CHI's CEO Dr Lígia Teixeira talks to Dr Emma Williamson, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead, Psychology in Hostels Project, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and CEO, and Hannah Green, expert by experience and freelance writer.

How are funders adapting to the COVID-19 crisis?

Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness, and Jennie Thompson, Head of Funding, Fulfilling Lives programme at the National Lottery Community Fund explore their current work in relation to tackling homelessness, and the role of philanthropy and funders in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A measured response with Dr Neil Hamlet and Viki Fox

In this video CHI's CEO Dr Lígia Teixeira talks to Dr Neil Hamlet, Public Health consultant, NHS Fife, and Viki Fox, Trustee of Crisis and teacher at Cyrenians. We'll explore their experiences, insight and current work in relation to tackling homelessness in Scotland, and how they are harnessing collaboration, evidence and data in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

No Ordinary Emergency with Linda Gibbs

In this video CHI's CEO Dr Lígia Teixeira talks to Linda Gibbs about how existing disaster protocol can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinical homeless sector plan with Dr. Story + Prof. Hayward: 3.4.20

CHI's CEO Dr Lígia Teixeira talks to Dr. Alistair Story and Prof. Andrew Hayward, who put together the COVID-19 Homeless Sector Plan. The plan aims to avoid concentrated outbreaks of the disease that would likely spread quickly among this vulnerable population.


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Latest COVID-19 blog posts

February 12, 2021

How can we improve access for people experiencing homelessness and disability?

In this blog, @bullringbash1 talks about his experiences of homelessness and the additional challenges faced by people with physical health problems and disabilities.

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January 13, 2021

Ending It with evidence from around the globe

Stephen Aldridge, Director for Analysis and Data, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government discusses the Homelessness Research Network and the opportunities for expansion as we move into 2021

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