On 28th October, David Burrowes MP will take a lead role in supporting a Private Members Bill on Homeless Reduction. He has been appointed as Whip for the Bill and will be seeking to secure support from over 100 colleagues in order to ensure the Second Reading of the Bill is passed.
The Bill seeks to place a duty on local authorities to intervene earlier to prevent homelessness. This legislation will stop local authorities requiring vulnerable people to prove a certain level of vulnerability, which currently leads many local authorities to only help those who have slept rough for at least one night.
Following the vote, My Burrowes will take part in a CEO Sleepout in partnership with the homeless charity DePaul UK. On 31st October, Mr Burrowes will sleep out at Lord’s Cricket Ground with other executives and politicians to raise awareness, and money, for homeless people in London.
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David said: I very much welcome the opportunity presented by the Homeless Reduction Bill to ensure Councils cooperate with health and social services to do more to prevent and reduce homelessness. It is a scandal that so many people sleep rough in London and we all need to help end vulnerable people having to sleep on the streets.
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