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Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping publishes interim report

The Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping has published its interim report, When We Work Together – learning the lessons.   The Commission was launched at the end of March 2021, to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to learn and examine the lessons from the Government’s Everyone In rough sleeping initiative in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, so that the progress of the past 18 months can be embedded, improved and sustained in the long term.

In total the report makes 22 recommendations around:

  • increased funding for homeless services
  • changes to the welfare system
  • partnership working across agencies involved in supporting those rough sleeping or at risk of homelessness
  • the increased involvement of health services in solutions for people experiencing homelessness and
  • a tailored approach for women, young people and those with no recourse to public funds.