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Social Exclusion: Homelessness

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

24. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the potential effect of social exclusion on future levels of homelessness. (149817)

There are many factors linked to social exclusion that may contribute to homelessness, for example unemployment, relationship breakdown or substance abuse. One of the first social exclusion unit reports set out the Government's strategy for tackling rough sleeping. This was followed in 2005 by "Sustainable Communities: Settled Homes; Changing Lives", which is our strategy for reducing and tackling broader homelessness.