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Hounslow council’s bold and ambitious approach for tackling homelessness is working

Following the publication this week of the Shelter report This is England, the report reflects the scale of challenges that local authorities face

Published: Thursday, 19th December 2019

Stop it before it starts campaign

Following the publication this week of the Shelter report This is England: A picture of homelessness in 2019, Cllr Lily Bath, Lead Member for Housing & Social Inclusion and Deputy Leader, Hounslow Council said :

“The Shelter report reflects the scale of challenges that local authorities face in dealing with homelessness across the country. It shows the excellent work we are doing in Hounslow to face up to these challenges.

“The report also shows that Hounslow is amongst the top five  London authorities in managing homelessness and rough sleeping. These results demonstrate our commitment to supporting the most vulnerable residents in our borough – we have helped over 7,000 households this year. 

“It shows our bold and ambitious campaign Stop it Before it Starts is having a positive impact on our efforts to prevent homelessness. 

“However, we cannot be complacent – the challenge is great and is expected to increase. That is why I call on the government to do more to assist the council, with more funding, so that we can make homelessness a thing of the past.”

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