Homelessness charity St Mungo’s has launched a campaign calling on the government to end rough sleeping permanently.
The Home For Good campaign, revealed to coincide with World Homeless Day (October 10), demands politicians ensure the availability of long-term housing and support for those trying to rebuild their lives.
The charity pointed to “spiralling housing costs, increasing insecurity for private renters and cuts to homelessness services” as root causes for the significant rise seen in people who return to rough sleeping after getting back on their feet.
Since 2015, there has been a 27 per cent rise in the number of homeless people returning to the streets of London after spending at least a year in housing. On a headcount taken in autumn 2017, 4,751 people were found to be sleeping rough in England.
Today is #WorldHomelessDay & we have so many ways that you can get involved & take action to #endroughsleeping. Join our #HomeforGood campaign, make a donation or ask your friends to #WakeUpToHomelessness. Visit https://t.co/294UGJPgqV to find out how you can get involved. pic.twitter.com/GrvxddCQSF
— St Mungo's (@StMungos) October 10, 2018
Home For Good will present real life stories in order to demonstrate why it can be so tough to move on from from the streets for good.