Letter: No One Turned Away

Date published: 14 January 2017

Dear Editor,

I've just taken action to help Crisis' No One Turned Away campaign. One Turned Away is calling for every homeless person who approaches their council to get the help they need.

The Homelessness Reduction Bill, which is currently in parliament, aims to stop homeless people being turned away with little or no help by councils.

Pressure from Crisis campaigners and others has already persuaded MPs of all parties to back the reform.

Now we face a new hurdle. There is a crucial debate on the Bill in the New Year and unless enough MPs turn up to support it could be blocked.

There’s another danger too: MPs could be persuaded cut back the improvements that the new law will bring in.

Please help by emailing your MP and ask them to attend the debate and support this vital bill. It's easy to do:

If they know their constituents want them to back this then they will be more likely to stay in Westminster.


Andrew Wastling

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