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Budget must boost funding for homelessness.

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Responding to a new report from the charity Crisis on the impact of the Homelessness Reduction Act, Cllr Darren Rodwell, London Councils’ Executive Member for Housing & Planning, has urged the government to address unsustainable pressures on hard-pressed homelessness services. “The government must use the Budget to boost funding for local homelessness services”, he said.…

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Lack of housing stopping councils from helping homeless people, charity warns

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A lack of affordable housing is forcing local authorities to leave people homeless, a homelessness charity has warned. New research by Crisis has revealed that nearly four in 10 (38%) people who approached their council for help since the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) was introduced either remained homeless or became homeless because of a lack…

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Lotus Sanctuary Women’s Day Event –

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In Celebration of International Women’s day 2020, Lotus Sanctuary hosted ‘Wolves Women’s Day’ – a day to empower women through shared learning, new connections and a celebration of all it means to be a woman. The day was packed with workshops, talks, live music, stalls and more, all of which were led by Women. We…

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Labour’s shadow housing secretary, John Healey, has said the government is not doing enough.

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“The Conservatives are in denial about the scale of street homelessness, with new figures showing that the government’s own statistics are seriously misleading the public about the number of people sleeping rough. “After 10 years of failure, the Conservatives should adopt Labour’s plan to end rough sleeping for good.”

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UK’s official rough sleeping numbers ‘far lower than reality’

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Labour labels Whitehall data ‘unreliable undercount’ as local councils show numbers almost five times higher The government has been accused of dramatically under-reporting the scale of rough sleeping following council data showing numbers almost five times higher than Whitehall estimates. On the eve of the housing ministry’s annual snapshot of rough sleeping, which last year…

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