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23 September, 2021 Open access

Kerslake Commission calls on government to develop longer-term homelessness strategy built on success of Everyone In

Final report concludes that, without urgent action, benefits and lessons learned from joint working during the pandemic will be wasted and numbers of rough sleepers will rise again

The Kerslake Commission has called on the government to develop a longer-term homelessness strategy built on the success of the Everyone In policy that was introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The independent Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping was launched in March 2021 to examine and learn the lessons from the emergency response which supported people sleeping rough during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having published an interim report, When We Work Together - learning the lessons, in July 2021, the Commission has today published its final report, A new way of working: ending rough sleeping together, which concludes that, without urgent action, the benefits and lessons learned from the joint working during the pandemic will be wasted, and the number of people having to sleep on the streets will rise again.

As a result, the Commission makes a number of recommendations, including that - 

For more information, see The Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping from commissionroughsleeping.org