Make it your New Year’s resolution to help get rough sleepers off the streets


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Ministry of Defence said:
Housing Minister Mark Prisk urged anyone wanting to get help for someone sleeping rough to use the new StreetLink hotline and website to ensure they are put in touch with the local agencies offering it.
He argued that while people want to offer help to those facing homelessness, they often don’t know where to turn.
But StreetLink, run by charities Homeless Link and Broadway with support from Government, offers a “valuable alternative” to a cash handout for people sleeping rough.
[h=2]No Second Night Out[/h]Those looking to offer help can call 0300 500 0914 or go to to put those facing sleeping rough in touch with local charities and councils who can them get them long-term support and safe accommodation.
The minister argued this new and innovative service helps support the No Second Night Out initiative as it is extended across the country.
In London, where No Second Night Out has been adopted, 70% of rough sleepers have not spent more than one night on the streets.
Mark Prisk said:
“The New Year offers many of us an opportunity to make a new start - StreetLink offers that opportunity to those facing the prospect of living on our streets and a valuable alternative to simply a cash handout.
“I would urge anyone looking to set themselves a New Year’s resolution to use this service to ensure people sleeping rough in their area get the support they need to get off the streets and into a stable home.”
Mark Prisk on rough sleeping and Streetlink

The second quality MoD feed in 24 hours. We truly are blessed.

Ermm, We may not be quite as blessed as you may think AD.

No doubt this quality article is of general interest at RR (especially when one often hears tales of homeless ex-service folk) but these new feed arrangements seem to have given undue credit to the Mod in this instance.

Much as I hate to burst a bubble of enjoyment the OP Quote Box does state "Originally Posted by Ministry of Defence" but the Link beneath the OP's extract leads one to the full release and it's true originator - the Department for Communities and Local Government.

(If the real HN was still around I believe that even he would blush to be among those awarded an unearned BZ )

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