The charity Crisis has called on the Government to commit to ending homelessness within the next decade. In a new report published today (11 June) the charity warns 236,000 people across England, Scotland, and Wales are currently experiencing the worst forms of homelessness, including living on the streets, in cars and tents, or in unsuitable temporary accommodation. The report also calls on the governments of England, Scotland and Wales to produce an action plan that, once delivered, will get everybody who is homeless into a safe and stable home within 10 years. In order to achieve this, it recommends building 100,500 social homes each year for the next 15 years to meet the needs of both homeless people and the wider cohort of people in Britain on low incomes. It also recommends the national rollout of Housing First, which would benefit more than 18,000 homeless people, by providing homes that … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

Senior reporter – NewStart