Published: 30th Apr 2019

Photo by Graf Spee Single homeless people are getting less access to local services as government cuts have caused a funding gap of over £1bn a year, a new study says. Research commissioned by the homelessness charities Homeless Link and St. Mungo’s found that cuts to council budgets are leaving growing numbers of people at risk on England’s streets. The charities have warned that the government risks missing its target of ending rough sleeping by 2027 unless it acts now to make up the shortfall. Rick Henderson, chief executive of Homeless Link, said: ‘Local authorities have a key role in supporting people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, but they can only do so if they have enough money to fund services properly. ‘Guaranteed and long-term funding for councils to prevent and resolve homelessness would be a game changer. It would allow for focused, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)