‘Dire’ financial situation facing homelessness services: open letter warns Government

Action Homeless are proud to be one of 37 organisations who have signed Homeless Link’s letter to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, which makes clear the ‘dire situation facing providers of homelessness services’.

Real-term cuts to homelessness budgets will continue to be felt years down the line, and the letter calls for an uplift in line with inflation.

A recent poll Homeless Link conducted of 120 service providers showed that 66% are running services that are no longer financially viable. Services and partners across the country including the National Housing Federation, the Chartered Institute for Housing and the Salvation Army are urging the Government to address the problem ahead of the upcoming Spring Budget.

The letter warns that ‘more and more people are being pulled into homelessness without the support of expert service providers to turn to’, labelling this as a ‘disaster which the Government must address immediately.’

More information and the letter in full here.