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 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!
By One percent
the tone of the article suggests that the guardian sees it as a bad thing
A leading homelessness charity has worked with Home Office patrols as they go out on the streets in search of rough sleepers deemed to be in the UK illegally to arrest and deport, the Guardian has learned.
The Home Office’s approach has been deemed unlawful in some cases. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has suspended cooperation with the Ice patrols.
The Home Office uses various methods to remove people considered to have no right to be in the UK. These include encouraging migrants to return home voluntarily, sometimes with a package of support, and enforced removal for those who will not leave willingly.
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