If you work in a hotel participating in emergency rehousing of people experiencing homelessness, you might spot something that nobody else can
We are all aware of the impact that COVID-19 has had on our lives. The housing of people experiencing homelessness in hotels will definitely have a positive impact, but we also need to be aware of the risks of exploitation occurring.
If you work in a hotel participating in the emergency rehousing of people experiencing homelessness, you are the eyes and ears, and might spot something that nobody else can.
The following resources have been produced for staff working in hotels and with the homeless community. They are designed to equip frontline workers with the basic knowledge to identify and report exploitation taking place on their sites. They cover:
You can access a narrated video recording of the training below:
An audio-only version of the training is available to listen to as a short podcast:
Training slides are available in full for any organization that would like to run its own online awareness sessions:
Summary notes of the key points hotel staff should be aware of:
Summary notes of the key points homeless support service staff should be made aware of: Support Summary Notes - Homeless Support Service Staff 336.82 KB pdf
Awareness-raising posters detailing the different kinds of exploitation people experiencing homeless are especially vulnerable to. Posters explain how to ‘spot the signs’ of exploitation and signpost victims to organisations where they can receive the help they need.