Tories unveil homelessness strategy

The Conservative party has called for more action across government departments to tackle homelessness, due to its ‘multi-faceted’ nature. Grant Shapps, shadow housing minister, set out the Conservatives’ strategy, calling for benefit reform, coordinated health and support services between government departments, and more housing help for vulnerable veterans including making it easier for them to train for new careers and access housing and healthcare, and for ex-offenders to stop the ‘revolving door’ of prison, homelessness and reoffending.