Sleeping Rough

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his Department's policy to end rough sleeping by 2027; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce rough sleeping.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

This Government is clear that no one should be without a roof over their head. That is why the Government’s manifesto brought forward the date by which we will end rough sleeping to the end of this Parliament.

The Government has already committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the Spending Review period to April 2020. In 2020/2021 we are providing a further £422 million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping, a £54 million increase compared to 2019/20. This funding will go towards funding important programmes such as the Rapid Rehousing Pathway, the Rough Sleeping Initiative, the Cold Weather Fund and pilots of Housing First.

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