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News from SupportActionNet

Landmark Supreme Court ruling for homeless people

13 May 2015

In a move that has been welcomed by numerous homelessness charities, the Supreme Court today ruled that councils will have to adopt a new approach to providing housing to people who are vulnerable and homeless. 

"This ruling represents a major step in tackling the injustice faced by so many single homeless people in England today." -John Sparkes, Crisis

The ruling found many local authorities have wrongly been assessing need in relation to those deemed “street homeless”. As a result, single homeless people will no longer have to prove they are particularly vulnerable compared to other homeless people in order to qualify for support.

The Crisis UK blog sums up what this will mean going forward:

You can read the entire blogpost here.

Read the Supreme Court's press summary here

The full judgement can be found here.


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