Please consider signing the petition.

The drop in government funding of services for the homeless indicates exactly where the Conservative Government’s priorities lie.

Tories want to make life for the poor as difficult as possible – and if people end up on the streets, they want it to end.

It is as simple as that.

Those of us who are in danger of the kind of misfortune that could dump us onto the streets – an increasing percentage of the population, thanks to Tory policies – need to send a message that this is not acceptable.

Or do you just want to lie down, roll over and take it?

The UK Government is in danger of causing ‘irreparable damage’ to supported housing for homeless people, a leading charity has warned.

Rough sleeping in England has soared by 134 per cent over the past five years, with as many as 4,134 individuals sleeping rough on any one night. Estimates suggest 4 in 10 rough sleepers have mental health problems are at risk of violence and abuse.

Hostels provide homeless people with a safe place to spend the night and can help people escape homelessness for good and rebuild their lives.

A Government green paper, due to be published this spring, will outline how homeless services will be funded in future years.

National Audit Office analysis shows this has already been cut by 45 per cent since 2010/11. St Mungo’s is urging the Government not to put vital services at risk by reducing funding even further.

St Mungo’s is asking people to sign a petition that calls on the Government to rethink plans to change the way homeless hostels are funded, which they warn could result in an increase in rough sleeping.

Source: Tories may cause ‘irreparable damage’ to homeless services, charity warns

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