Homelessness Reduction Bill: what is homelessness?

The Government recently announced it is supporting Bob Blackman’s Homelessness Reduction Bill and MPs voted the Bill through its second reading.  The legislation now has a good chance of becoming law sometime next year.  So how will it change things for families threatened with homelessness?

The Bill laudably aims to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place by placing new legal duties on local councils to assess every eligible applicant, regardless of priority need, and help those who … Read more