By One percent
The government has vowed to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027.
It has promised £100m "to help people turn their lives around", including support for mental health and addictions, and funding for housing.
Homelessness has been on the rise for the past seven years, with around 4,750 people estimated to be sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017.
Charities welcomed the plan, but warned that it was "a step forward and not a total fix".
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my biggest concern is that if this the isn’t limited to indigenous people, it will become a magnet for every hobo, tramp and chancer in the EU and beyond.
By Great Guy
I'm watching the news. The fire brigade is getting criticised for not going into the arena for two hours because they thought a gun man was on the loose. Seemingly one firefighter is furious as he wasn't allowed to go into the arena.
It's really a case of concentrating on a minor story while ignoring the big story.... Which is "why the fuck are we allowing people that hate us into the country?". How the emergency services handled the bombing is relatively minor IMHO...
By Frank Hovis
This is so good that I'm surprised it hasn't bene done before. It's not easy but what this guy, Chris Hildrey, an architect by profession, is working towards is a system whereby each homeless person can have a proper postal address which will make receieving benefits and getting a job so much easier for a tiny cost.
I, like most people, have always linked an address with living there but this delinks those two concepts so that you can be street homeless but still have a postal address to access the services that will allow you to get off the street. I did like the thought of using the number 13 because of all the streets that don't have a so-numbered house. Good old 12a.
It's existed in other forms - BFPO and Poste Restante - but this is IMO taking it to another level.
It may also help people who aren't "traditionally" homeless. I knew somebody who, through choice, lived on a yacht in a boat yard and every year or two sailed to a new one. He said there was quite a crowd doing this mainly single men He had perfectly routine temporary office jobs. He however had no address, I think he used a family member's for permament stuff, and when he tried couldn't be registered to vote.
He looks to have a way to go yet but he is being very practical with this. Well done sir!
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