Government to lead national effort to end rough sleeping

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Sajid Javid sets out details of a new Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel that will help develop a national strategy.

By the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, and Alok Sharma MP

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today (30 November 2017) set out details of a new Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel that will help develop a national strategy as part of the Government’s commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminate it altogether by 2027.

This new Advisory Panel made up of homelessness experts, charities and local government, will support the Ministerial Taskforce, which brings together ministers from key departments to provide a cross-government approach to preventing rough sleeping and homelessness.

Members of the Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel include:

  • Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, a leading charity focused on rough sleeping and single homelessness
  • Polly Neate, chief executive of h

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