A new independent commission chaired by LGA President Lord Bob Kerslake has been launched to examine and learn the lessons from the emergency response to rough sleeping during the pandemic.
The LGA’s new podcasts shine a light on the work of councils as they tackle societal issues such as housing supply and homelessness.
The Government needs to bring together a comprehensive national strategy to prevent rough sleepers and homeless people returning to the streets after the pandemic, according to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
There is no such thing as a ‘typical day’ working for a homeless charity.
New LGA analysis has found that councils are having to spend nearly 10 times as much on placing homeless households in ‘bed and breakfast’ accommodation as they were a decade ago, because of rising demand for support and a shortage of homes.