Homelessness remains a blight on our society. The figures released by the Government recently make for grim reading. In England, rough sleeping on our streets went up 16 per cent over the past year to 4,134. I suspect the figures are much higher in reality.
Since leaving Parliament in 2015 I decided to focus on tackling homelessness. To this end I am chairing a working group of sector experts at the Centre for Social Justice. We will produce a report early next year which seeks to provide a set of policy recommendations to better prevent and tackle homelessness.
Speaking in the House of Commons in the run up to Armed Forces Day, Brooks Newmark raises his concerns that a significant number of ex-armed forces personnel still find themselves homeless and asks the Government what is being done to address this?