Homelessness and Housing

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 23rd September 2021.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Shadow Minister (Home Office), Deputy national campaign co-ordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) retention and (b) morale of local authority staff delivering homelessness and housing support services of the Government’s decision to fund those provisions on a year-by-year basis rather than through a long-term settlement.

Photo of Eddie Hughes Eddie Hughes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

I would like to personally thank all the housing and homelessness staff in local authorities who have worked so tirelessly during the pandemic and before to support some of the most vulnerable in our society. The Government is committed to tackling homelessness. We are spending more than £750 million this year alone to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This includes £310 million through the Homelessness Prevention Grant to help local authorities prevent and manage homelessness pressures. Future funding is a matter for the Spending Review.

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