From the TUC

Cuts Watch #402: “cuts are already hitting homelessness services”

21 Apr 2011, by in Cuts Watch

A new survey by Homeless Link, the coalition of homelessness charities, has found that “cuts in public funding are already having an impact – with services closing, fewer beds available and more projects having to turn homeless people away.” The annual Survey of Needs and Provision (funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government) reports that 50 per cent of homeless services in England have already had cuts and that 63 per cent of these believe it has had an effect on their clients. The most common impacts are staff redundancies, and services being reduced or closed.