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Nine years of Government cuts have left a shocking £1bn per year hole in services for single homeless people. Find out why and what must change to ensure that we can end rough sleeping for good.
Our new research report reveals that in 2017/18 nearly £1 billion less was spent on single homelessness services compared to 2008/9. Read the full analysis of what has happened to local authority spending.
Our ambitious new Women’s Strategy outlines our commitment to improving our services for women and influencing policy on women’s homelessness.
This briefing is for MPs ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on rough sleeping on 7th February 2019. The briefing includes information on the latest rough sleeping figures for 2018, as well as outlining the steps St Mungo’s believes the Government …
Floating support helps vulnerable people manage their tenancies and stay in their homes. Our research shows that this vital support has been cut dramatically over the past five years, as rough sleeping has continued to rise.
This briefing outlines the position of St Mungo’s on the Vagrancy Act, in advance of the upcoming Government review of this legislation. St Mungo’s believes that the Vagrancy Act is an outdated and stigmatising piece of legislation…
St Mungo’s responded to the Government’s Green Paper on social housing and called for a large increase in the number of social homes being built, with some of these new homes reserved for people who have slept rough.
In this response, St Mungo’s comments on the impact of Universal Credit on our clients, and our concerns about the identification of vulnerable people who are due to move across to Universal Credit.
Sleeping rough is dangerous for everyone. Women sleeping rough carry the added burden of gender-based violence and abuse before, during, and after their time on the streets.
In anticipation of the release of the Autumn budget, St Mungo’s sent a representation to HM Treasury, the government’s economic and finance ministry, setting out our recommendations to reduce and prevent homelessness.