Source: Labour Party UK
Responding to the Government’s latest estimates on rough sleeping, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, John Healey MP said:
“Any apparent fall in street sleeping is welcome, but everyone knows these misleading statistics are an unreliable undercount of the true scale of the problem.
“Even on these partial figures, the Government is still set to break its pledge to end rough sleeping by the end of the Parliament, which it isn’t set to achieve until 2037 at the current rate of progress.
“Ministers won’t fix the crisis of rough sleeping until they deal with the root causes of the problem, which means facing up to the impact of deep cuts to housing, social security and homelessness services since 2010.”