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Community secretary's announcement is a positive start in tackling rough sleeping says CIH

13/08/2018


Community secretary James Brokenshire announces that up to 6,000 vulnerable people will receive rapid specialist assessments and support under new measures in the government’s rough sleeping strategy, backed by £100 million of funding, to end rough sleeping entirely by 2027.

CIH deputy chief executive Gavin Smart said:

“This is a positive start to tackle a level of rough sleeping across the country which has become a national disgrace. The proposals on their own won’t bring lasting solutions to homelessness unless government invests in more genuinely affordable homes to rent. In our recent Rethinking Social Housing report we called on government to rebalance its existing funding for housing so that affordable housing receives a fairer share of the £53 billion total than the 21 per cent allocated. We also think government should properly fund new homes at the lowest rents. This is essential if everyone is to have a decent, affordable place to call home.”


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