Christina Lamb

Tue 19 July 2022

The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless: A True Story of Love and Compassion Amid a Pandemic

The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless: A True Story of Love and Compassion Amid a Pandemic

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the government launched its ‘Everyone In’ programme, aiming to house the homeless through lockdown. The Prince Rupert, a 4-Star hotel in Shrewsbury with four poster beds and suits of armour, were asked to play their part and host 33 rough sleepers. Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent Christina Lamb became captivated by the story of how the hotel owners and rough sleepers – many of whom had been out of housing for decades – spent months locked in together and wound up transforming each other’s lives.

Interviewed by Gerry Northam.

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