LGA responds to rough sleeping figures

“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation."


A person giving someone a helping hand

Responding to annual rough sleeping snapshot figures published today, Cllr James Jamieson, Local Government Association Chairman, said:

“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation.

“This collective response shows what can be achieved when all parts of the public and voluntary sector pull together towards a shared goal, and it is good the Government is continuing to support this with further vital funding announced today.

“But one person sleeping on the streets is one too many, and councils want to build on the success of Everyone In and work with government on a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy to end rough sleeping and make sure nobody suffers the tragedy of becoming homeless.”