Section: Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Survey finds that Government targets to end rough sleeping will not be met

Posted 04.04.19
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Government targets for rough sleeping will not be met according to a quarterly survey of all council chief executives, leaders and mayors across the UK.

The NLGN Leadership Index found that:

Focusing on predominantly urban councils, the figures rise substantially (61% and 38%).

The news will come as a blow to the Government given the Rough Sleeping Strategy launched just last year includes targets to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eradicate it by 2027.

This has been accompanied by extra funding allocations, particularly for those local authorities with the highest numbers of rough sleepers. As NLGN's survey reveals, however, this is not proving adequate.

Councils cite unsustainable funding, welfare and lack of suitable accommodation among the obstacles preventing them from meeting Government targets.

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