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registered interest false more like this
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 remove filter
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Homelessness: Veterans more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people who were homeless in 2018 who had previously served in the armed forces. more like this
tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins remove filter
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
answer text <p>The Government collects quarterly and annual statistics on the number of people who present as homeless to English local authorities. Until April 2018, veterans formed part of a wider vulnerable group category that included care leavers, ex-offenders and those who have fled their home because of violence or the threat of violence (other than domestic violence). As a result we are not able to identify the number of veterans presenting as homeless from this period.</p><p>In April 2018 the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government introduced a new case-level data collection called H-CLIC (Homelessness Case Level Information Collection). This gives local authorities and Government more information regarding homelessness and those presenting as homeless, including people who self-declared as having served in the armed forces as a separate category</p><p>In England from April to June 2018, of the 58,660 households to who, at the point of initial decision, were owed a homelessness duty by the local authority, 0.7 per cent (430) of main applicants stated they had served in the armed forces.</p><p>The latest local authority level statistics, and quarterly statistics since 2009, can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness</a>.</p><p>This Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why last summer we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy which sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all. The Government has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-22T17:30:00.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T17:30:00.613Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
3952
label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this