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Government must not lose ‘golden opportunity to end rough sleeping'

Posted On: 21 May 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Ministers are calling on the Government to grasp the “unique opportunity” that the Covid-19 pandemic has created to end rough sleeping - or risk a greater homelessness crisis.
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's interim report, released today, warns the government that they must implement and fund a comprehensive exit strategy for rough sleepers currently housed in hotels to prevent them returning to the streets.
Spending at least £100 million per year on long-term housing support is key to achieving that goal while Housing First pilots, where rough sleepers are given a home alongside wraparound support, must also be accelerated to rollout across the country.
For the first time in over a decade, rough sleepers have been comprehensively taken off the streets and given accommodation. This must become the new norm
This should be a dedicated funding stream that enable local authorities to ensure people are accommodated safely and securely, but must also provide for the additional support...

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