This report from St Mungo’s, presents new evidence on the dangers of rough sleeping and the poor service people often receive from council housing options teams. It is based on 40 interviews with St Mungo’s clients and highlights how some asked for help but were turned away or even instructed to sleep rough in order to access services. It makes a number of recommendations – including for MPs and government to support the Homelessness Reduction Bill. It is a policy report containing original research that may be of interest to campaigners, policy professionals and the press. Katy Jones, Research Fellow from the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford was involved in the data collection phase of this study.
To download a copy of the report please visit St Mungo’s website