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LATEST BLOG FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE 11/2017

AUTUMN STATEMENT AND GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES: In his autumn budget speech, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond, pledged to halve the number of people forced to sleep on the streets by 2020. This is considerably less philanthropic than it might seem, given that rough sleeping has doubled since this government came to power. But this is not a party political broadcast… in truth; successive governments have consistently failed to adequately address the issue of homelessness.

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LATEST BLOG FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE 08/2017

LOCAL COMMUNITY IMPACT: As a long-time Chief Executive at a local charity, I can say first-hand how difficult it is to convince people of the level of success we achieve in the community as the problem of homelessness never seems to go away; in fact it just gets worse. However, as our Twitter page recently retweeted “small charities are like bees - pollinating below the radar in their local areas.”

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LATEST BLOG FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE 01/2017

NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGES: When I started working for the organisation in 1985 we provided spaces for less than 30 people and received a grant from the City Council to help us with the costs. We now provide accommodation for nearly five times as many single homeless people and more than any other single agency in Coventry. The size of the problem has increased but money is tighter for everybody and now we receive no grant from the City Council.

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LATEST BLOG FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE 09/2016

MAJOR PROGRESS: Following steep increases in street homelessness across the country it's good to see that cross-party support has been gathering momentum and the Homelessness Reductions Bill is set to be debated in Parliament on 28th October.

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