Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Stonehurst Court, the site of a former sheltered housing scheme, has been converted by Brighton City Council to provide ten new houses for homeless families.
The two-bedroom council homes will provide temporary accommodation for people while they await a permanent home. The council has also revealed that more council-owned temporary housing is also being considered, with plans to convert a former council housing office into 12 flats, subject to local consultation and planning approval.
Anne Meadows, chair of the Housing and New Homes Committee, said: “These homes will make a real difference to the lives of families who have been made homeless through no fault of their own. With so much pressure on housing in the city, investing in council-owned temporary homes will also help us reduce the amount we spend on renting private accommodation to house people temporarily.”