Make the economic case, abolish priority need, reform the No Course to Public Funds rule, don’t end Everyone In and reform housing authorities.
Posts Tagged: Homelessness
Adrian Crossley: The Government should be commended for its preventative measures to clamp down on crime
Some £18 billion a year is incurred as a cost to the taxpayer as a result of reoffending.
Bob Blackman: The Government can end rough sleeping by 2024 – so long as it takes bold policy action now
It should build on the success of its Housing First scheme and create a National Housing First Programme.
His in-tray features: Covid, mental health, NHS reform…and social care. He’s set to be the most pressured Health Secretary since Lansley.
A report has found that empty commercial and retail buildings, owned by local authorities, could be converted into 19,500 homes.
Luke Stanley: Ending rough sleeping will require building a better understanding of its causes, not just more homes
Ultimately, we have to prevent vulnerable people from ever reaching the streets. We should seize this opportunity to work out how.
The choice facing voters on May 6 is simple: do we accelerate the progress of the last four years, or do we go back to the old failing approach?
Housing First is essential but not sufficient – if there are as many non-UK nationals sleeping on the streets post-Covid as before.
Plus: Bean bags, ping pong tables, and padded pods, in Slough’s swanky new council offices.
Sajid Javid: Housing First helps to break the cycle of rough sleeping. So let’s scale it up and finish the job.
The Centre for Social Justice’s new report sets out in detail how the programme could be increased from 2,000 to 16,500 places.
The lesson of the last year is poorer communities are much more vulnerable to the next virus or health emergency.
Robert Jenrick: We’ve made real progress on reducing rough sleeping since the pandemic came – but there’s much more still to do.
This is not an easy issue to solve. Rough sleeping is as much a health issue as it is a housing issue – it is often a crisis of addiction and mental health as well.
Brooks Newmark: With the rise in the virus and winter soon upon us, now is the time to help rough sleepers
The fifth in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and aiding those in deep poverty.
Like the virus itself, and like other restrictions, this shutdown will come down hardest on the deep poor
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
Brooks Newmark: How to eradicate the blight of rough sleeping once and for all by the end of this Parliament
It needs a clear prevention strategy in place by year-end, to provide a clear framework for local councils, and to roll out the Housing First Programme.