Kerslake: Government must act now on rough sleeping

23 September 2021

Strides made to end homelessness during the pandemic could be lost if the Government does not act now, a major new report on rough sleeping has concluded.

As inflation and energy costs soar, and furlough and the universal credit uplift come to an end, homelessness could surge again, the independent Kerslake Commission has claimed, and the Government will miss its manifesto pledge to end rough sleeping by 2024.

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