Section: Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Statutory homelessness and prevention and relief, April to June (Q2) 2017: England

Posted 28.09.17
Department for Communities and Local Government: Publication link

This publication provides information on the number of households that reported being homeless (or threatened with homelessness) to their local authority and were offered housing assistance.

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The European Commission States that being homeless does not preclude mobile EU citizens from having a right of residence

Posted 19.09.17
FEANTSA: Article link

In an answer to a Parliamentary question, published on 19 September on the European Parliament's website, Commissioner Jourova stated that being homeless cannot not be considered as a reason to revoke the right of residence of a EU mobile citizen.

A Danish Member of the European Parliament, Mr Ole Christensen, referring to a group of EU citizens homeless and rough sleeping, had asked the Commission whether "it is possible, under current EU rules, to require a permanent or temporary address for EU citizens residing in a Member State other than their own".

Commissioner Jourova replied that EU law "precludes a Member State from making the right of residence of an EU citizen in another Member State subject to a condition of having a permanent or temporary address" and that "EU citizens who meet the conditions set out in Directive 2004/38/EC have a right of residence, irrespective of whether they are homeless or not".

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Proposed supported housing funding reform could threaten future of service for people with experience of homelessness

Posted 05.09.17
The Salvation Army: Article link

Independent research commissioned by The Salvation Army into the future of its homelessness services under a proposed government reform has revealed an uncertain outlook.

The church and charity has found that the majority of residents living in its supported housing might not be guaranteed sufficient financial support, which could have a detrimental impact on how The Salvation Army supports people who are homeless.

According to the new research, completed by independent consultant, Frontier Economics, this may mean that the future of over 90% of The Salvation Army's Lifehouses (supported housing for people experiencing homelessness) could be placed at risk.

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Profits of North West Housing Conference donated to national homelessness charity Crisis

Posted 01.09.17
Mitchell Charlesworth: Article link

Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, has received a £3,000 donation from the organisers of the North West Housing Conference, accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth and law firm Brabners.

This donation comes from the profits raised by the conference and will go towards Crisis classes, workshops and activities in the Merseyside area.

Crisis was nominated by Julie Fadden, one of the keynote speakers at the conference and the current Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) president, as it is her chosen charity for the year she is in the role.

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Updated 29.09.17

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