To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the report by Centrepoint Human costs and lost potential: the real costs of youth homelessness.
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a national youth homelessness strategy.
This Government is committed to tackling all forms of homelessness including youth homelessness.
The Government's 'Ending Rough Sleeping for Good' Strategy, published last year and backed by £2 billion over three years, recognises young people face particular challenges. The strategy confirmed a £200 million investment in the Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP) which will deliver homes for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping, including young people. In addition, £2.4 million of Rough Sleeping Initiative funding for 2022-2025 supports youth services in local areas.
The department will continue to work with local authorities and partners in the voluntary and community sector and private sector to tackle youth homelessness.