Homelessness in Tower Hamlets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1063
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Recent figures record that homelessness in Tower Hamlets has more than doubled since 2010. What are you going to do to tackle this shameful situation?

Answer

Answer for Homelessness in Tower Hamlets

Answer for Homelessness in Tower Hamlets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA is funding work to tackle homelessness in Tower Hamlets and across London. While statutory acceptances of homelessness are the responsibility of the boroughs, the GLA is working with boroughs and others to tackle rough sleeping, for example, with the No Second Night Out initiative, which has reduced the proportion of new rough sleepers who spend more than one night on the streets from 41 per cent in 2008/09 to 25 per cent in 2012/13 and through a budget of £34m between 2011-15 for commissioning pan-London rough sleeping services.