New minister for homelessness, Marcus Jones

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 1:00pm

We respond to the appointment of Marcus Jones as minister for homelessness.

Photograph: Department for Communities and Local Government

Rick Henderson, Chief Executive of Homeless Link, said:

“We would like to congratulate Mr Jones on his new appointment. The next five years hold many challenges for the homelessness sector, but we welcome the opportunity to work with the new minister towards our goal of ending homelessness for good.

“There have been increases in statutory homelessness in the last five years, and rough sleeping has risen by 55%. We hope Mr Jones prioritises the necessary action to reverse this trend.

“Our members have told us the actions that would make the biggest difference to achieving this aim, and we have outlined these in our manifesto to end homelessness. We look forward to working with the new government to drive these priorities forward.”

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Stephen Holland

Stephen served as our Communications Officer until January 2016.