Targeting an end to rough sleeping
Even political rivals want minister Eddie Hughes to deliver on the target of ending rough sleeping in England within two years. But is the Government dragging its feet on expanding the ‘really important’ Housing First scheme? Dan Peters reports.
Government adviser urges ministers to expand Housing First
Ministers must pile further cash into Housing First schemes if they want to meet their target of ending rough sleeping in England by 2024, a Government adviser has urged.
A huge step forward on ending rough sleeping
By scrapping the Vagrancy Act we are a huge step closer to ending rough sleeping, says the MP who led the campaign, Nickie Aiken.
Helping our homeless
The scale of the success of the Everyone In initiative in tackling rough sleeping should not be underestimated, and there is now a host of creative projects from which to adopt best practice, says Sir Bob Neill.
Ministers acknowledge long-term savings from Everyone In
Ministers have acknowledged that the Government’s Everyone In policy will achieve long-term savings despite arguing it is ‘not a sustainable approach’.
Districts are working hard to ensure a healthy Christmas future
With a hard winter looming, districts are focused on making sure every rough sleeper gets a jab, getting the vulnerable into secure accommodation, and addressing poverty, says Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen.
This provisional settlement makes the job of districts harder
The Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement falls short of what district councils need and leaves funding gaps that undermine the ability to deliver essential services, says Cllr Sharon Taylor.
This is a pivotal moment for ending rough sleeping
The next phase of the pandemic presents a new challenge to rise to – ensuring that we seize every opportunity to end rough sleeping for good, says chief executive of London Councils Alison Griffin.
A whole-system approach to tackle the blight of drug abuse
Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing Eddie Hughes reflects on the Prime Minister’s announcement today on the launch of a 10-year Drugs Strategy, and the need to work closely with councils.
Gove backs Housing First
New communities secretary Michael Gove has indicated his support for the rolling out of Housing First.
Call for investment in homelessness data
The head of Whitehall’s ‘what works’ centre on homelessness has called for better data infrastructure to help achieve the end of rough sleeping by 2024.
System-wide approach to no more homelessness in Norfolk
The Norfolk Strategic Housing Partnership uses a more human approach to tackling homelessness, centred on speaking to people who have been or are currently sleeping rough, says Stephen Evans.
EXCLUSIVE: Government admits Everyone In data gap
The Government has admitted it has no idea how many rough sleepers housed under Everyone In have returned to the streets.
Scotland has made progress in ending homelessness, says new report
Better emergency accommodation and extending the temporary ban on eviction orders enforcement have helped Scotland make progress in ending homelessness, says a new report.
Kerslake: Government must act now on rough sleeping
Strides made to end homelessness during the pandemic could be lost if the Government does not act now, a major new report on rough sleeping has concluded.
EXCLUSIVE: Call for transparency around rough sleeping programme
Labour’s shadow housing secretary has called for more transparency around the performance of a key rough sleeping funding programme amid government secrecy.
Changing Futures in Westminster
Westminster City Council’s successful bid for a project under the Changing Futures programme will enable more support for young people and moves the borough a step towards its City for All vision says Cllr Heather Acton.
Keep up COVID funding to end homelessness, says Kerslake
Ending homelessness is possible, but the Government needs to keep up funding or face a post-pandemic surge, an independent commission concluded.
Government insists Everyone In is 'continuing'
The Government has insisted the Everyone In programme is ‘continuing’ despite reportedly suggesting to some councils that they should close their hotels for rough sleepers.
Rough sleeping fears amid Everyone In wind down
Fears that rough sleepers will again become a fixture on Britain’s streets have emerged as the successful Everyone In programme comes to an end.