Housing for the Homeless - Question for Short Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:49 pm on 14th May 2020.

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Photo of Lord Blunkett Lord Blunkett Labour 4:49 pm, 14th May 2020

I too commend the noble Lord, Lord Bird, and the initiative of the Government, which has been impressive. As a patron of the Cathedral Archer Project in Sheffield, I know that it is struggling now to raise the resources to be able to continue its work and to be able to link it to what has been described by other contributors as the holistic approach. Many rough sleepers have multiple problems and need multiagency work with them, including on alcohol and drug misuse. If we can get this right now, we could avoid what is a crisis at Christmas, which then ends up with people back on the streets.