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Government's coronavirus response must include homelessness support

We're calling for funding that could save lives in 2021

Thousands of households in Kent are at risk of eviction because of the pandemic.

It's why properly funded homelessness services have never been more important.

We’ve joined The Salvation Army and other homelessness organisations to call on the government to ensure that support remains in place for those in need.

A letter, co-signed by Porchlight, has been sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of a government spending review into its ongoing coronavirus response.

The letter says that despite recent emergency funding, the long-term outlook for homelessness and rough sleeping looks bleak. It calls for the Chancellor to:

  • Invest £1 billion in homelessness services (or at least match this year’s spending on them) in next year’s budget
  • Ring-fenced funding for homelessness services

You can read the full letter here.