This move is a step forward, but our work at Crisis shows root causes must be tackled in order to help the thousands in need
The government has published its rough sleeping strategy. At a time when our own research at Crisis shows that at least 8,000 people are forced to sleep rough in England on any one night, change cannot come soon enough. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, rough sleeping is an unacceptable injustice that damages and destroys thousands of lives each year. It results from policy choices by this, and previous, governments, and as a member of the rough sleeping advisory panel, I’ve welcomed the opportunity to offer solutions that could address the situation.