Youth Voice attend Westminster to consult with APPG for the Ending Homelessness inquiry session

May 5, 2018

05/11/2018 Update: APPG for Ending Homelessness was published on 9th July 2018 and can be accessed by clicking here.

The APPG on Ending Homelessness was formed in 2016 with the aim of placing ending homelessness at the top of the political agenda and developing the policy solutions that will help prevent and end homelessness. The group is Co-Chaired by Will Quince MP and Neil Coyle MP and works with cross party MPs, sector experts and people who have experienced homelessness. The Secretariat is provided by Crisis.

On 30th April 2018, a member of Youth Voice was invited to speak at the APPG for Ending Homelessness at Westminster, joined by witnesses: Hannah Webster, Research and Databank Officer; Centrepoint, Jean Templeton, CEO, St Basils; Sarah Gregory, Programme Manager, Depaul UK; Lucy Bowyer, Supported Housing Manager, The Albert Kennedy Trust; and Councillor Stephanie Cryan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Southwark Council.

“During the inquiry, focus was aimed at rapid responses to homelessness. The inquiry looked at how to resolve homelessness quickly for migrants and young people; cohorts identified as facing significant additional barriers to exiting homelessness.  It also considered how rapid rehousing models, which focus on getting people into permanent accommodation as quickly as possible, can be used as an effective approach towards resolving homelessness quickly in the UK.”- Leah Miller, Public Affairs Officer, Crisis.

The APPGEH will make up part of the wider APPG report, this will be published in July 2018.

05/11/2018 Update: APPG for Ending Homelessness was published on 9th July 2018 and can be accessed by clicking here.