Jenrick plans to build upon success of ‘Everyone In’

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has set out government plans to build on the hugely successful ‘Everyone In’ programme through a renewed focus on cross-agency cooperation.

Speaking with council and charity leaders, Jenrick said that rough sleepers are to be helped stay off the streets for good through a joined-up approach to treating the underlying causes of rough sleeping. The cross-agency cooperation will involve local NHS trusts, Public Health England and councils.

The resulting joined-up support services will work side-by-side to tackle the underlying issues of rough sleeping, such as healthcare and substance misuse.

Councils have also been asked to refresh local plans to end rough sleeping and to agree operational targets for reducing rough sleeping in their area this year.

Jenrick said: “At the beginning of the pandemic we took swift and decisive action to bring rough sleepers in from the streets and settled into longer-term accommodation in record numbers. The results are clear and a huge credit to all involved.

“Ending rough sleeping is a personal mission for the Prime Minister and me – and we have made huge progress since he came into No.10, reducing rough sleeping by 43 per cent. We must ensure we build on this progress as we recover from the pandemic and continue our tight-knit work with partners across the sector to offer all rough sleepers a chance to sustain a life off the streets.”

Everyone In has supported over 37,000 vulnerable people during the pandemic.

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