The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major issues of the day for national, regional and local press.
"The increasing use of temporary accommodation is not only financially unsustainable for councils but it is hugely disruptive for those families placed in such accommodation."
“Proper resourcing of local government funding is essential if we are going to end homelessness."
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report by Crisis and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness on domestic abuse and homelessness in England.
“Homelessness is a tragedy, as a settled home is crucial to health and wellbeing for individuals and families, and is a central cornerstone of successful communities."
Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to the latest homelessness statistics showing the number of households living in temporary accommodation.
“These figures highlight the extreme pressures homelessness services continue to be under, as a result of rising demand driven by a severe shortage of social housing."
“It’s vital we move towards tackling our collective ambition to end homelessness outright."
Today’s announcement shows that the Government has listened to our calls and continued to fund homelessness services
Cllr David Renard responds to a report by Crisis on sofa surfing.
Homelessness is everyone’s business, and councils need the help of health, employment, and housing partners to deliver ambitions to end it.
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