Homeless Link welcomes new Government measures to tackle homelessness

Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 3:40pm

Communities Minister, Marcus Jones, has today outlined a new package of measures to help tackle homelessness and protect the most vulnerable.  

This includes protecting homelessness prevention funding, and commitment to explore legislation to prevent more people becoming homeless.

Rick Henderson, Chief Executive of Homeless Link, said:

“Today’s announcement of a new commitment to tackling homelessness is positive and a big step in the right direction. It is also very timely given that we have today seen another rise in the number of households being accepted as homeless.

“Protecting homelessness prevention funding should help local authorities meet demand for help from local people at risk of losing their homes. We welcome the opportunity to work with the Government in turning this commitment into reality, and ensuring the funding has a positive impact on people in greatest need of support.”

Read the announcement in full.

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Stephen Holland

Stephen served as our Communications Officer until January 2016.