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Homeless People

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to the increase in the number of homeless persons in town and city centres; and what are the implications of that increase for mental health and voluntary social care services. [HL4118]

Over the three years until 2011, the Government are investing more than £220 million through local authorities and voluntary sector organisations to tackle homelessness. This includes a range of specialist provision for people sleeping rough. The £80 million Places of Change programme is transforming hostels to help rough sleepers rebuild their lives.

Our new strategy “No One Left Out” signals our intent to work with partners to end rough sleeping by 2012. This builds on the considerable success over the past decade substantially to reduce rough sleeping.