Closed petition End Homelessness in Britain by adopting and funding the “Housing First” project.
There are currently 320,000 homeless people in the UK, that’s 1/201 Brits. An increase of 4% last year. Especially in the current climate is it so important to support the most vulnerable in society.The “Housing First” project run by Finland has been proven to help reduce and eradicate homelessness.
The Housing First model prescribes safe and permanent housing as the first priority for people experiencing homelessness, the home serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life. Once housing is secured, a multidisciplinary team of support workers can address complex needs through services like drug and alcohol counselling or mental health treatment. The mean age of death for homeless men is 45 and 43 for women. This has to change.
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Recent Parliamentary debates on homelessness, evictions, and the Vagrancy Act
Over the last two weeks, there have been two debates in Parliament which relate to the issues raised by this petition.
Find links to watch each debate, read the transcripts and access other relevant material on the following webpages:
Nickie Aiken MP’s Westminster Hall debate: Repealing and replacing the Vagrancy Act 1824: https://houseofcommons.shorthandstories.com/vagrancy-act-1824/index.html
Lord Bird’s Question for short debate: Evictions resulting from covid-19-induced poverty: https://houseofcommons.shorthandstories.com/covid-19--poverty-and-mass-evictions-/index.html
What are Westminster Hall debates?
Westminster Hall is the second Chamber of the House of Commons. Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate.
What is a Question for short debate?
Four short debates ('Questions for Short Debate') take place on Thursday every five weeks in Grand Committee of the House of Lords, away from the main Chamber. These debates are an opportunity for members of the House of Lords to discuss important current issues and draw the Government’s attention to concerns. A Government minister or spokesperson responds at the end to the issues raised in the debate.
Please note that these debates are separate from any work the Petitions Committee may do on this petition. For more information on how petitions work, see https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/sign-a-petition/e-petitions/