28 June 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron is supporting homelessness charity St Mungo's Action Week 2011.
St Mungo's Action Week 2011 (27 June - 3 July) aims to raise awareness about the exclusion from society that homeless people can face, as well as what type of support really works to help include people as they recover and seek to rebuild their lives.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I am delighted to be supporting St Mungo's Action Week. The journey into work is a big challenge for homeless people, and it is great that St Mungo's is using their Action Week to highlight the huge amount of support that they need. I am committed to helping homeless people play a full role in society, ensuring they have secure homes and good health and can progress towards stable jobs."
A new report from the charity (released Monday 27 June) 'Enough Room: Is society big enough for homeless people?' says that homeless people risk even greater social exclusion without ‘Big Society' muscle and calls on both central and local government to adopt the report's recommendations, particularly its inclusion strategy.
Some of St Mungo's homeless residents and members of its client representative body, Outside In, will be talking about their experiences as the report is formally launched at a Parliamentary reception this afternoon.