It’s been hailed as a potential game-changer for homelessness provision in Britain. The groundbreaking Homelessness Reduction Act became law in April this year, with £61 million government funding behind it. Councils will use the funding boost to pay for the series of new responsibilities they must meet under the act.
The Act places a legal duty on councils to give people meaningful support to try to resolve their homelessness, as well as introducing measures to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.
You can find out more by reading about the 5 key changes the Act will make to existing homelessness protection.