Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Help the Homeless in Lockup 3.0


Matthew Steeples suggests the government has made progress with its decision to help the homeless in the UK during ‘Lockup 3.0’ – but it must go further

On Christmas Eve, we featured the tragic story of Knightsbridge’s Brompton Road morphing into a ‘tent city’ for the homeless and now with a nationwide lockdown this January with ‘Lockup 3.0,’ it has become even more essential that these unfortunate people are given more help.



This morning, for once, came good news in the Guardian in a report about the government telling councils to “redouble their efforts to house all rough sleepers, and make sure they are registered with a GP to enable them to receive a Covid vaccine over the next few weeks.”


In addition to £10 million extra in funding as well, with the extension of the ban on evictions in all but the most extreme cases until at least 21st February also, for once, Robert Jenrick, the controversial communities secretary, has finally done something right.



Of the decision, Jenrick remarked:


“At the start of this pandemic we made sure that the most vulnerable in society were protected. This winter, we are continuing in this vein and redoubling our efforts to help those most in need.”


Rightly acknowledged as a step in the right direction, in response, Jon Sparkes, CEO of the homeless charity Crisis, called the move a “lifesaving intervention [at the] most dangerous moment of the pandemic for those without a home.”


As we said in December, remember this: One in three families are only one pay cheque away from losing their home; don’t think it couldn’t be you. Please be kind and considerate to the homeless and please join all urging this government to do more for such people during this dark, depressing, bleak winter.


Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes

Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes

Twitter: @SteepleTimes and @M_Steeples


Help the Homeless in Lockup 3.0 – New funds for homeless people – Matthew Steeples suggests the government has made progress with its decision to help the homeless in the UK during ‘Lockup 3.0’ – but it must go further.
In December, ‘The Steeple Times’ reported on Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 – home to Harrods and the Brompton Oratory church amongst other things – becoming a homeless hub. That people are living in such conditions alongside such wealth during a pandemic brings shame upon us all, but most especially upon Boris Johnson’s rudderless government.
In June 2020, ‘Vice’ shared a video by the homeless filmmaker David Fussell with its 13.7 million followers. In it, Fussell gave “an insight into how the coronavirus epidemic has affected the homeless.”
Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.


  1. As I live in Knightsbridge, i have been watching the situation develop, and always try to help the genuine homeless and there are many . But one thing that is negatively affecting the predicament of those genuine unfortunate people in need, are the professional thieving gyspsy or other beggars in middle eastern attire ,( although from Romania or Albania, ) who are pestering everyone round Harrods , and occupy pavements and shop entrances. They have also been seen trying to kick out homeless from their spots ..
    It has been reported that they have tricked Westminster council in giving me free hotel accommodation as homeless , although they should have been deported. The Council was considering paying their trip back to Romania. But they come back , at least up to now.
    So precious resources are used for dealing with illegal migrants criminal gangs , where those funds should go to homeless instead

    • You are quite right M-A about the gang controlled people and they should be stopped, but further down towards Brompton Oratory, where there are even less people than normal wandering about, they’re mostly old people, Irish, Europeans, etc. I took them food at Christmas and chatted with them. They are decent people who’ve fallen on hard times and at this time, they’re sadly likely to succumb to the cold if not the coronavirus.

  2. The Councils are allegedly frittering money way to non essential causes where those funds should help the homeless as a priority . There should be question of introducing a special solidarity tax on Knightsbridge and Kensington home owners who are neither resident or UK tax payers and keep the flats empty all year round and such funds raised could help the homeless


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

£1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.


Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.


Trending Now

God & Ghislaine – Mucky Madam Maxwell Lauded As “A God”

As Ghislaine Maxwell is laughably lauded as “a God,” we examine the mucky madam’s previous references to those she perceived ‘higher beings’ including Prince Andrew and Paris Hilton.

Mucky Maxwell’s Murky Mind Games – Ghislaine Maxwell Wants To Be In A British Prison

The latest murky mind games of the mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell – including a demand to be put in a British rather than an American prison – illustrate her to be as warped as her deviant daddy.

Cash, Rockets & Mucky Madams 2022

As Ghislaine Maxwell’s former business partner Jemma Kidd takes part in a car rally that raises money for victims of sex trafficking, we again call out the ridiculous vanity project of rich-not-robust women that is Cash & Rocket.

Vardy Carrie’s On – Rebekah Vardy Joins #TeamCarrieJohnson

Birdbrained blubber Rebekah Vardy comes out in support of vicious vixen Carrie Johnson; time for a night of Lambrusco, footie and ABBA in Downing Street?

Most Popular Artcles

Who REALLY is Omid Scobie?

An examination of the true character traits of the Duchess of Sussex’s PR peddling biased ‘bestie’ Omid Scobie by Nikolay Kalinin.

Justice for James Scurlock

Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.

Moron of the Moment – Prince Harry

With his marriage to the woman formerly known as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has morphed into an utter bore   Prince Harry used to be a...

Scobie Orf!

‘MeGain’s’ bestie Omid Scobie deservedly gets slammed by ‘Yankee Wally’ Sadie Quinlan for getting her shut down on Twitter; this childish chap should now just ‘belt up, wrap up and shut up.’