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.
From the fact that 60 per cent of the people dying from Covid-19 are men, to male suicide rates, there are many areas to address.
The third in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
We need a long-term poverty strategy and a Social Justice Cabinet Committee. And here’s a Christmas holiday plan for childrens’ food.
Publishing this information may lead to a more realistic understanding from the public of the real costs of the current strategy.
Government needs to reform the stucture of expert advice, and publish serious analysis of the cost of the options they face.
The London Borough of Bromley, which I am proud to represent, is a case in point – because cases remain relatively low.
The first report of a new commission finds that disparities are just as apparent within regions, cities and towns as they are between them.
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
It is about time we had an honest conversation about segmenting the population, with more targeted protection for the elderly and vulnerable.
If Conservatives believe in anything, it’s the chance to work hard and get on. Gaining experience in a workplace is crucial for social mobility.
If staff hear a constant flow of worst-case scenarios presented as the norm, it understandably affects their anxiety levels.
Almost 20 per cent of people met the criteria for depression in June 2020, compared with just under ten per cent over the past year.
Digital silos are slowing NHS staff down, causing unnecessary stress, and creating huge inefficiencies and security issues at the heart of the service.