People can leave homelessness behind with the right help. For some, that means Housing First services that provide a secure home and tailored support. Housing First is an innovative approach that is proven to help people out of homelessness. But right now, there aren’t enough Housing First programmes in England to help people who need this support.
We urgently need the government to provide funding for specialist support to help people into safe, secure homes.
Housing First helps end homelessness. Add your name to a letter to the Chancellor calling for urgent funding for Housing First programmes in the Spending Review. Together we can make sure there is a home for all.
Re: Housing First: Ensuring a Home for All in the Spending Review
During the pandemic, over 37,000 people were helped off the streets or out of precarious situations into safe emergency accommodation. For the first time in years, the number of people sleeping rough dropped dramatically. By giving people their own room as a safe place to sleep, people engaged with support - often for the first time in a long while - putting them on the best footing to find a secure home and move on from homelessness.
But supporting people off the streets was just one piece of the puzzle in what we know is needed to tackle one of the greatest social injustices of our time. Everyone In has been an extraordinary effort of humanity and determination to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. But it has not ended rough sleeping or other forms of homelessness. There is still work to be done to make this a reality.
If you add your voice by filling in your details and clicking 'sign the letter', we’ll include your name in the list of signatories when we deliver it to the Government before the Spending Review. If you opt in to hear more from us, we’ll be in touch to let you know about more ways to support this and other campaigns.
The Home for All campaign is calling for a new approach to ending homelessness. That means a renewed strategy that prioritises housing and giving people the support they need to keep a home, starting with the rollout of Housing First. Without this, we believe Government will not meet its manifesto commitment to end rough sleeping by 2024. Support for people born outside of the UK who are facing homelessness is also necessary and so we'll be launching a new report and campaign activity on that later this autumn. Long-term, our goal is to end all forms of homelessness and, where possible, prevent it from arising in the first place.
Read Home for All: The case for scaling up Housing First in EnglandDownload the report
Find out more about the Home for All campaignRead the briefing
Learn about the experiences of people using Housing First servicesVoices of Housing First