The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) was set up in response to growing numbers of people rough sleeping and upward trends in the number of homeless applications in 2016.
The APPGEH holds regular meetings with its members to discuss the issues which proceed and escalate homelessness. It aims to develop the policy solutions which will create lasting change. The APPGEH also provides a platform for people with direct experience of homelessness to engage with Parliamentarians and key sector stakeholders and help inform the political dialogue surrounding homelessness.
Find out about our campaign, A Safe Home, which called for everyone homeless as a result of fleeing domestic abuse to have access to a safe, secure home here.
Earlier this year the APPG for Ending Homelessness launched an inquiry into the Westminster Government’s progress towards its manifesto commitment to ‘end the blight of rough sleeping by the end of the next Parliament’ in England by 2024. In September we launched the report findings.
Bob was elected Conservative MP for Harrow East in 2010. He is the author of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which places new duties on local authorities to help people facing homelessness.
Debbie was elected as the Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth in 2011. She has previously served as Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and elected as a member of the Work and Pensions Committee.
Richard was elected as the Conservative MP for South Norfolk in 2001. He was the sponsor of the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015. He currently sits on the International Development Committee.
Lord Best has been a Crossbench peer who has sat in the House of Lords since 2001. He has extensive experience in the housing and poverty sector, including being Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation between 1973-1988 and Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation between 1988-2006.
For more information about Lord Best, please visit the UK Parliament website.
Ian was elected as the Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby in 2019. He is currently a member of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.
For more information, please visit Ian’s website or follow Ian on Twitter.
Marsha was elected as the Labour MP for Battersea in 2017. She has previously served as Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities from 2020-2021 and the Shadow Minister for Disabled People between 2017 – 2020.
Ben was elected as the Conservative MP for Milton Keynes North in 2019. He is currently a member of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee and Chair of the APPG for Housing Market and Housing Delivery.
Sally-Ann was elected as the Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye in 2019. She is currently a member of the Scottish Affairs Committee.
Baroness Healy has been a Labour peer who has sat in the House of Lords since 2010. She currently is the Deputy Chairman of Committees in the Lords. Prior to becoming a Peer, Baroness Healy was Chief of Staff to then Leader of the Opposition and a special adviser to several senior politicians, including the Leader of the House of Commons and the Minister to the Cabinet Office.
For more information about Baroness Healy, please visit the UK Parliament website.
Stephen Timms has been Labour MP for East Ham since 1994, during which time he's taken on many ministerial roles. In January 2020 he was elected Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee.
Andrew was elected as the Labour MP for Stretford and Urmston in 2022. He currently sits on the Scottish Affairs and International Trade Committees. Previous to his election as an MP Andrew had been the leader of Trafford Council since 2018.
Lyn Brown MP, Neil Coyle MP, Vicky Ford MP, Kim Johnson MP, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, Caroline Lucas MP, Layla Moran MP, Helen Morgan MP, Stephen Morgan MP, Christina Rees MP, Henry Smith MP, James Sunderland MP, Liz Twist MP, Matt Western MP, Hywel Williams MP.
We work with a wide range of sector organisations to ensure the APPG is fully informed on the homelessness debate and the diverse homeless population. We aim to engage a wide range of local organisations and homeless people in the APPGEH's activities.
The Steering Group includes St Mungo's, Shelter, Homeless Link, Centrepoint, YMCA, NHF, CIH, St Basil's, Salvation Army, The Passage, Connection at St Martin's, Changing Lives, Glassdoor, Justlife, AKT, The Paper Cup Project, Depaul, Revolving Doors, Shared Health Foundation, the Bevan Foundation, START Homeless Outreach Teams, Expert Link, Action on Empty Homes and Homeless Oxfordshire.
If you would like more information on the APPGEH please do not hesitate to contact us.
Is the Government on track to meet its manifesto commitment to ‘end the blight of rough sleeping’ by the end of this Parliament?
The APPG is conducting an inquiry into the Government's manifesto commitment to end rough sleeping. This call for evidence is open from 13 April until 20 May.
The APPG is conducting an inquiry into the Government's mainesto commitment to end rough sleeping. This call for evidence is open from 13 April until 20 May.
Members of the APPG for Ending Homelessness are urging the government to continue funding housing first pilots
In the past few weeks reports of domestic abuse have soared. The Coronavirus outbreak has laid bare the extreme dangers that people fleeing domestic abuse face, and has highlighted, now more than ever, the importance of guaranteeing people made homeless in this situation a legal right to safe, settled housing.