The Business Leaders’ Call to End Homelessness For Good
Nobody should be without a place to call home in the UK.
We believe in fighting for the underdog, and a level playing field for all. Yet right now, hundreds of thousands of people in our country are homeless – forced to sleep on friends’ sofas and floors, live in crowded or unsafe places, sleep on buses or in cars or even stay out on the streets. And many more are at risk of becoming homeless.
We now know that it costs less to end homelessness for good than to allow it to continue.
We urge policy makers to develop an ambitious strategy that will end homelessness in the UK for good. That means; ensuring nobody needs to spend a night on the streets, a next-steps strategy so that people can build a life in secure, affordable accommodation, investing in Housing First and services that allow people to live independently, and a commitment to build enough affordable homes. That way, we can bring those who have been locked out of society back into the fold, so that they and their families can live securely and make a positive contribution to our economy and to society.”