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Homeless People

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Evidence review of the costs of homelessness published in August 2012 by the Department for Communities and Local Government which stated that there were significant gaps in the evidence of the costs to government of providing support and services to homeless people, what progress they have made in collecting evidence of the number of homeless people interacting with government services.

Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

My Department is supporting the Mayor of London to deliver a Social Impact Bond delivering targeted support to a specific group of rough sleepers. The project evaluation will use data from different sources, including administrative data, to improve our understanding of what costs are associated with service use for this group and the extent to which the additional support provided by this intervention reduces these costs. Additionally, Homeless Link recently published “What’s it worth” — new guidance to help the homelessness sector demonstrate value for money and understand the costs associated with the use of public services by homeless people.

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