Ditched housing minister to carry on homelessness 'work'
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government
Ditched housing minister to carry on homelessness 'work'Image: Homelessness via Shutterstock
Freshly axed housing minister Kris Hopkins has been asked to carry on his 'work' on homelessness.
By specifically requesting that Hopkins dedicates himself to the task at hand, communities secretary Eric Pickles reckons he has reflected the 'importance of the issue'.
The government says that since 2010 it has maintained over £500 million in funding to help those facing the threat of losing their home or sleeping rough.
Pickles said: “We’ve maintained a strong safety net to ensure anyone facing the threat of homelessness has access to the help they need – and we’re determined that this continue.
“That’s why I want a minister dedicated to focusing on this important issue and so I’ve asked Kris Hopkins, alongside his local government role, to continue his work on homelessness policy.”
Hopkins, who was made Communities Minister after being reshuffled last week, said: “Tackling homelessness has been one of my key priorities over the past 10 months, so I’m pleased to continue giving it the attention it deserves in my new role.”
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