Homeless Housed So Far
We Are dedicated to the reduction in homelessness within England’s most vulnerable groups and the total eradication of rough sleeping
The aim of the 2020 Initiative is simple: to provide permanent accommodation for the Homeless, coupled with pastoral care to solve the issues they face.
The 2020 initiative is a “no-cost” option for Local Authorities, as currently the cost of expensive unsuitable temporary accommodation is met by the Local Authority where the resident is located, whilst the move to suitable permanent accommodation from the 2020 Initiative transfers the cost to National Government.
Therefore when Local Authorities embrace the 2020 Initiative, the ruinous cost of temporary accommodation extracted by the owners of temporary accommodation, which is often four times more than the LHA rent, can be released from Local Authority budgets to be deployed for other much-needed social service expenditure including education, health and care for the elderly.
Whilst the provision of permanent suitable accommodation is the building block for the 2020 Initiative, the participants in the 2020 Initiative have developed a wide range of services to support resettlement into permanent homes, providing the opportunity to overcome any issues or fears which are hold them back, these include those who have entrenched histories of rough sleeping or homelessness, issues facing people with recent refugee status, involvement in the criminal justice system, substance misuse and trauma created by domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’-based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, human trafficking or modern slavery.
To achieve the 2020 Initiative, over £120 million has been ring-fenced, enabling charities and other social renters to offer permanent accommodation to vulnerable client groups and to provide client groups with the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
That’s Not My Job
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.