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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 St Mungo’s believes that the Vagrancy Act is an outdated and stigmatising piece of legislation…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.
St Mungo’s together with Riverside, YMCA and The Salvation Army have set out recommendations to government to help improve vulnerable claimants’ experience of Universal Credit in practice.
This joint consultation response from Homeless Link and St Mungo’s focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of homeless people and reducing the health inequalities faced by this group.
Government action can end rough sleeping, but they need to act now to make sure everyone who has slept rough has a home for good.
This report, part of our Home for Good campaign, sets out what the Government needs to do to end rough sleeping.
In this response St Mungo’s welcomes the Government’s commitment to reviewing private rented tenancies, but pushes for further changes to enhance tenant’s rights.