Wednesday 27 June 2018 / 10:46 AM Housing / John Healey

‘Rise in children without a home should shame the government’ – Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the latest quarterly statistics on homelessness, said:

“The shocking rise in homelessness since 2010 should shame Conservative Ministers.

“Homelessness fell at an unprecedented rate under Labour, but after eight years of failure on housing under the Tories, 123,000 children are now without a home.

“This is a direct result of Conservative decisions: a steep drop in investment for affordable homes, cuts to housing benefit, reduced funding for homelessness services, and a refusal to help private renters.

“The next Labour government will end rough sleeping within a Parliament and tackle the root causes of rising homelessness with more affordable homes and stronger rights for renters.”