Homeless deaths linked to cuts

Article in the Blackpool Gazette 26/6/19. - I'm appalled but not surprised new stats released from the ONS and the Government show Local government funding cuts are hitting areas with the highest levels of homeless deaths.

 

 

Blackpool is the most disadvantaged local authority in the country and is one of the highest for estimated Homeless deaths in the North West. 

 

The report estimated 12 homeless people died in Blackpool and Thornton-Cleveleys between 2013-2017.

 

These figures show that the areas with the highest homelessness deaths are facing the deepest cuts. This makes the prospect of reducing deaths ever more bleak.

 

The Government’s £30m to reduce rough sleeping number has been pitiful so Britain’s homelessness crisis is set to continue.

 

The next Prime Minister must put an end to this national shame of people dying on our street and back our plan to end rough sleeping and build thousands more affordable homes.