Friday 24 May 2019 / 9:58 AM Housing

The shameful rise in homeless children stuck in temporary accommodation will be the legacy of this failed Conservative Government – Alex Cunningham

Alex Cunningham MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister, responding to new statistics showing a rise in the number of homeless children, said:

“The shameful rise in homeless children stuck in temporary accommodation will be the legacy of this failed Conservative Government.

“Rising homelessness is a crisis of the Tories’ own making as we’ve seen investment in the number of low-cost homes to buy and rent tumble. Add to that cuts in housing benefit, reduced funding for homelessness services and a private rental sector lacking any real protections and we know why so many are being let down.

“Labour will end rough sleeping and tackle the root cause of homelessness. We’ll equip local authorities to build thousands of homes where they’re needed, address the high cost of land, build more affordable homes and provide the protections private renters need.”