Thursday 31 January 2019 / 10:18 AM Housing / John Healey

Rough sleeping figures are desperately disappointing – Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the annual estimates of rough sleeping released today, said:

“These new figures are desperately disappointing and show Ministers must do much more to make good the huge damage done over the last eight years.

“This new count shows that rough sleeping has more than doubled since 2010, but even these figures mask the true scale of the problem, as the Government’s numbers are well known to be flawed and a massive undercount of the true level of rough sleeping.

“Ministers must now back Labour’s plans to end rough sleeping, starting with a guarantee of emergency accommodation for every rough sleeper in this cold weather and 8,000 homes to keep those who have slept rough off the streets for good.”