Homeless Link’s vision is an end to homelessness in the UK. We believe this is possible, but we do not underestimate the challenges involved. Achieving it will take determination, political leadership, intelligence, commitment and resources. It will also take imagination and new ways of thinking about an old problem.
Much has been achieved in tackling homelessness. But much remains to be done. Too many people still face the reality and consequences of losing their home – families, couples and individuals, old and young. The problem is complex yet we are encouraged to be ambitious when we consider the changes that have already been achieved. Progress on issues such as rough sleeping has made Britain an international beacon of excellence. We believe we now have an opportunity to set an even greater example – by setting out with determination and clarity to end homelessness forever.
Our members’ experience of working with homeless people every day not only gives us evidence of the scope and depth of the problem but also offers examples of solutions that point to what needs to change. Equally importantly, this frontline experience fuels our sense of urgency to work for change. Homeless people themselves are now at the forefront of identifying problems and solutions.
Our campaigns set out how we think this goal can be achieved: