Impact report highlights the importance of collaboration
The Kerslake Commission release updates on the issues around homelessness. Today they have said that the government will not meet their goal of ending rough sleeping by 2024. Your Place’s Impact Report for 2022/2023 shows how we are helping end homelessness in East London, one person at a time.
The Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping was setup in 2021 to examine the emergency response to supporting people sleeping rough during the pandemic.
In a statement released today, the Kerslake Commission’s panel of experts have said that the government will not meet their target of ending rough sleeping by 2024. At Your Place, we work with people who have experienced homelessness and are now being hit hard by the perfect storm of an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, London’s housing crisis, as well as issues surrounding access to benefits and mental and physical health support. Therefore the increase in homelessness can come as no surprise, as it is not an isolated issue.
One of the Commission’s key recommendations moving forward is that “everyone should have a route out of rough sleeping”, and at Your Place, one-to-one tailored support is integral to our mission of helping end homelessness in East London one person at a time.
The report also stresses the importance of collaboration, which is one of our core values. Your Place works with the local authority, local organisations and health services to ensure that people who have experienced homelessness get the support they need towards living independently, and feeling part of a community.
Read our Impact Report here, which outlines the way we helped 404 people in East London as they make their journey away from homelessness in the year 2022/2023.