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Crisis responds to Liberal Democrats manifesto

Today (Monday 10th June), the Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto for the General Election, which includes a commitment to publishing a cross-Whitehall plan to end all forms of homelessness, building 150,000 social homes a year and scrapping the archaic 200-year old Vagrancy Act.

Responding to the Liberal Democrat manifesto Matt Downie, Chief Executive at Crisis, said: “This is a promising set of proposals to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis. It is hugely welcome to see ambitions for a cross-government plan to end all forms of homelessness, alongside a significant social housing programme and the scrapping of the archaic Vagrancy Act.

“With homelessness at record levels these manifesto proposals would put us on the path to tackling this growing crisis and offer hope to the thousands facing the injustice of being without a safe home. We now need to see the same level of ambition from the other major parties with clear commitments to end all forms of homelessness for good.”