Policy paper

Making every contact count: A joint approach to preventing homelessness

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Second report of the ministerial working group on homelessness.

Documents

Making every contact count: A joint approach to preventing homelessness

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Homelessness Transition Fund - Round 2

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Through the ministerial working group on homelessness, we promised to bring government departments together to ensure that all of Whitehall was playing its part in tackling homelessness. Our first report rightly focused on the most visible end of homelessness - those coming onto the streets, often facing advanced and overlapping problems such as offending, drug and alcohol addiction or mental health problems. We have made significant progress since then, driving forward the national roll out of the innovative rough sleeping approach called ‘no second night out’ and investing an extra £70 million through the sector to help tackle homelessness.

In this report we turn our attention up stream to think about how services can be managed in a way that prevents all households, regardless of whether they are families, couples, or single people, from reaching a crisis point where they are faced with homelessness.

Round 2 of the Homelessness Transition Fund was announced by the charity Homeless Link on 16 August 2012.