The Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force in April. But councils should use their public health budgets to provide specialist help to those who need it.
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The PM clearly feels the tide of battle has changed, and that she can wear down her adversaries.
Hugo Sugg: I’ve been homeless and live on the edge of poverty. Let’s help others like me with low hours contracts.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
A better way forward is to boost the range available in the private rented sector by an increase in the Local Housing Allowance.
Rosalind Beck: Ministers are not just adopting, but even extending, parts of the Left’s agenda on housing
The Government needs to see the private rented sector as part of the solution rather than the problem.
It is perfectly possible to govern well and enact great change with very little legislation. In fact, it can even be a blessing.
Nicky Morgan: The choice before us as the Queen’s Speech looms. Adapt to our new circumstances – or hand power to the far left
CCHQ and the Policy Board need to take a long hard look at our recent campaign, and work out what we can rapidly learn from it in terms of techniques and messages.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
It can be done, but it requires a great deal of political ambition.
They push dishonest figures on homelessness and council funding – but the belief of Labour councillors in their own civic virtue remains constant.
In Government, Labour built on the work of George Young in doing so. Now it’s time for some cross-party co-operation in reverse.
Bob Blackman: I’m proud to have the support of the Conservative Government for my Homelessness Reduction Bill
Aside from the dreadful human cost, homelessness is very expensive.
Bob Blackman’s Bill offers new hope for people in desperate need.
Huge council public health budgets are largely wasted – they should fund specialist help to avert rough sleeping.
The problem is growing without society really noticing, in the same way that crack cocaine swept across the USA in the mid-1980s.