Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Anti-Homelessness Taskforce Has Not Held A Single Meeting

A government taskforce set up last year to tackle soaring levels of homelessness has not held a single meeting, it has emerged. The Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce was announced by Philip Hammond in his Autumn Budget last November, following a spike in the number of people who are sleeping rough. The Chancellor said the Government was committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it by 2027, and that the taskforce of government ministers “will develop a cross-government strategy to work towards this commitment”. The group is being supported by an advisory panel that brings together homelessness charity leaders and local government representatives. Read more on the Independent website.

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