Homeless Link launched its manifesto to end homelessness in this country in the next decade prior to the 2010 general election. We called on the current government to take 10 practical steps to achieve 1 challenging ambition in the next 10 years.
10 steps to end homelessness
We called on the next government to take the following steps to end homelessness:
Build on the ambition to end rough sleeping in our country by 2012
Develop a national picture of 21st century homelessness and create the strategy to tackle it
Ensure a well promoted, effective and welcoming Housing Options and Advice Service for all who need it in every area
Prevent homelessness during life transitions e.g. leaving care or discharge from hospital, prison and the armed forces
Ensure that no one is left destitute and excluded from basic support in 21st century Britain
Tackle the deep social exclusion of people with multiple needs
Deliver top class access for homeless people to the right mental health, drug and alcohol support
Build on the sector's Places of Change approach by extending support for positive activities, learning, skills and employment
Reform how housing benefit, tax and other benefits work to support the journey into work and prevent homelessness
Increase housing supply and make better use of existing accommodation, halve the number of empty homes and strengthen the offer of the private rented sector.
We continue to work with the coalition government to take these steps and end homelessness by 2020.
read our manifesto
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