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Strategy seeks to reduce homelessness

by a staff reporter

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 @ 12:04

A NEW strategy to take homeless people off the streets and put them straight into permanent housing is being considered by the Government.

The “Housing First” strategy, which has been piloted in Manchester, provides secure housing to people who have complex needs, without asking them to break addictions or seek treatment first. Under the current model, people have to seek treatment before being offered accommodation.

Numbers of homeless have soared in the past seven years ...

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