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SHELTER REASSURED BY HOMELESS CHANGES CLAIMS CURRY (HANSARD)

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The government has received 227 replies to consultation on the future of the rough sleepers initiative, and it will...
The government has received 227 replies to consultation on the future of the rough sleepers initiative, and it will outline its further proposals in the new year, local government minister David Curry, told the House of Commons (OA 21 Nov col 449).

And he claimed that after discussions with Shelter and others, many people had been reassured about the government legislation to create a 'single route into housing', through changing the obligation to prioritise the provision of housing for the homeless. The new statutory duty will be to only house people for a year, which will be renewable.

Mr Curry said the motivation behind the changes was to ensure that everybody in need of housing was being dealt with 'fairly and on absolutely equal terms', 'a philosophy and idea to which Shelter subscribes.'
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