St Mungo’s open letter supported by 50,261 signatories

Yesterday our Chief Executive, Emma Haddad, sent an open letter to the three main party leaders calling on them to commit to prioritising ending rough sleeping, and supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by extending and uplifting vital funding for homelessness services, including Rough Sleeping Initiative funding which is due to end next year.

The open letter was supported by 50,261 signatories, highlighting the huge public support for ending homelessness and protecting the services at the frontline of the homelessness crisis.

Rough sleeping has increased by 120% since 2010 and the number of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is at an all-time high. Funding must be extended and increased to prevent the loss of essential homelessness services.

We are urging party leaders to listen our united voices and take action as a priority following the election of a new government.

You can view the full text of the letter here.

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