No One Turned Away - progress but we still need your help
Crisis has welcomed housing minister Grant Shapps' announcement of a 20m fund 'to ensure that no one is turned away when they are most in need'.
The new fund aims to tackle some of the problems identified in Crisis' No One Turned Away campaign, which is calling for a change in the law so that all homeless people are entitled to written advice, real assistance and emergency accommodation when they need it from their local council.
The fund will not change single homeless people's legal rights to help and Crisis will keep campaigning for these vital changes. You can join thousands of others in signing our petition calling for long term reform.
However, it does mean that the Government has recognised that as a consequence of single homeless people receiving less assistance from local councils some end up on the streets.
The new funding will be used by councils to provide more help to single homeless people, with councils working together locally to decide how this should be done. It will be linked to improved support for councils on how to help single homeless people and guidance about best practice.