The CrisisBlog

The Crisis Blog: conversations on matters related to homelessness.

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Helena Brice @hel_b Public Affairs Officer

What will the Lords do with the Homelessness Reduction Bill?

On Friday the Lords will have their first chance to debate the Homelessness Reduction Bill as it has its second reading. This stage is pretty similar to second reading in the Commons however there are some differences. Second reading in the Commons was the first time that MPs got the chance to debate the Bill…. Read more

Alice Ashworth @ashworthalice Senior Policy Officer

It’s great we’re talking about work and health – but let’s not forget housing 

Last week we responded to the Government’s long-anticipated Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability. In our response we welcomed the Government’s direction of travel on better joining up health and employment support services to help people with health conditions and disabilities into work. But we need to see housing and homelessness addressed too. The… Read more

Sarah Rowe @crisis_uk Sarah is Senior Policy Officer at Crisis

Housing White Paper is an opportunity tackle homelessness with reforms to deliver genuinely affordable homes

Increasing the supply of homes affordable to people on the lowest incomes, including working households on the national living wage, is essential if we are to reverse recent rises in homelessness. The causes of homelessness are complex, but it is clear that an accessible supply of low cost housing must be part of the solution. … Read more