All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness – July 2018: Report 2

The last few years have seen increasing political will to address homelessness, with crossparty commitments to end rough sleeping and tackle homelessness more broadly. The passing of the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017) and establishment of the Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce, are important steps forward in efforts to prevent and tackle homelessness. However, it is necessary to go beyond commitments to end rough sleeping and consider how we can end homelessness altogether. Effective rapid responses to homelessness play a vital role in minimising the damaging impact of ongoing homelessness on individuals and the public purse, and should be an essential part of any strategy for ending homelessness.

This report demonstrates that with focused and evidence-based interventions, a person’s homelessness can be ended quickly and effectively. It also gives Government and other decision makers carefully thought through recommendations for action. This report is the culmination of a year’s research and consultation.

Read the full report here

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