Authorities in Cumbria have been given a share of emergency funding to help those sleeping rough self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak.

Councils Carlisle, Copeland, Allerdale and Eden alongside all other local authorities in England have been given access to £3.2m in emergency funding from the Government.

The funding will be allocated to each local authority according to the number of rough sleepers reported in each local authority in Autumn last year.

Announcing the new measure, the Government's communities secretary Robert Jenrick said: "Public safety and protecting the most vulnerable people in society from coronavirus is this government’s top priority.

"We are working closely with councils and charities to ensure they have the support they need throughout this period.

"I would urge anyone who is concerned about someone sleeping rough to use the government’s StreetLink app to alert local support services who can reach out to those in need at this difficult time."