Lords Short Debate: Plans to deal with homelessness

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publisher
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
6 September 2016
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Community Development and Regeneration, Families, Social Policy, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This briefing sets out several priorities for homelessness policy:

  • Adopting the recommendations of the recent Independent Review of the Legal Duties Owed to Homeless People.
  • Creating more certainty for the supported housing sector.
  • Scaling up the Housing First model as the default option for homeless adults with complex needs.

These recommendations are underpinned by JRF’s call for the development of more homes of all tenures - including meeting the independently assessed requirement for additional affordable housing to rent and buy via a Living Rents development framework in England.

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