Can you help Crisis convince MPs to propose a private member’s bill to push for stronger, fairer single homelessness legislation?
It has long been the case that under the law single homeless people can end up with little or no help when they approach their local council because they are not considered to be in priority need, are deemed intentionally homeless or don’t have a local connection.
Despite eager anticipation, a commitment to change the law on homelessness failed to materialise in the Queen’s speech last week. This is perhaps surprising, given the chancellor George Osborne’s recent and unexpected recognition that homelessness was “unacceptable”. Even the Treasury, it seems, had sensed that Something Must Be Done.