With the Welfare Reform Bill due for its second reading in the House of Lords, Homeless Link is campaigning against proposals that could impact disproportionately on homeless people or contribute to an increase in homelessness.
The Bill proposes fundamental change to the current welfare system. Although Homeless Link welcomes some aspects of the legislation - such as the creation of a more efficient system, supporting people in their return to work and taking a personalised approach to welfare - we are concerned about the lack of detail contained in the Bill, which could limit opportunities for Parliament to scrutinise, challenge and propose changes to the legislation.
We have four key concerns:
The briefing sent by Homeless Link to MPs and Lords can be downloaded from this page in PDF format.