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Chancellor’s Spring Statement will do little to prevent a rise in homelessness

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Homeless Link responds to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Spring Statement, warning that the lack of focus on increasing welfare in line with inflation means the measures announced will do little to prevent a rise in homelessness.

“When the cost of living increases, homelessness does too. Those not in work will have to navigate the coming months with the support of a welfare system still reeling from recent cuts and continued shortages of homes for social rent.

This could lead to a wave of homelessness and brings the Government’s target of ending rough sleeping by 2024 into serious question,” says Rick Henderson, CEO of Homeless Link, the national membership charity for frontline homelessness organisations.




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