Action needed to tackle surge in homelessness of women and girls

Responding to concerns from homelessness charities that the number of women relying on their services is increasing, Liberal Democrat Women and Equalities Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP said: “The Conservatives pledged to end rough sleeping, but now their policies are making it worse – especially for women and girls. They ignored all the warnings about cutting Universal Credit and ending the eviction ban, and now we are seeing the tragic results.

Wera Hobhouse

“No one should be forced to sleep on the streets. The Government must get on with the job of ending rough sleeping by 2024, including banning ‘no-fault’ evictions as they promised more than two years ago.”

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