Homeless people seeking accommodation have been turned away by local councils for failing to meet complicated bureaucratic requirements, a London charity has said. According to Glass Door, others have been waiting for days on the streets due to a backlog in accommodation. The news comes after the Government gave local councils 48 hours to house 100 per cent of England’s rough sleepers in efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. That deadline passed last Sunday. “Many of them are still being turned away because they couldn’t provide a five-year local housing history,” said Melissa Kerschen, the charity’s Communications Manager.