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End to rough sleeping plan

November 29, 2019 9:37 AM

Brendan Devlin, Liberal Democrat candidate for Stockton South has condemned the rise in rough sleeping throughout the UK, and has deep concerns about both rough sleeping and also those who have no permanent roof over their heads in Stockton.

Announcing the plan, Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, said:
"The Conservatives are sitting on their hands, failing to protect the most vulnerable people in society. They haven't built enough social housing, their benefit cuts have made poverty worse, and they blocked Liberal Democrat efforts to repeal the cruel, Dickensian law that criminalises people just for sleeping rough."

Brendan Devlin supports all of the measures and adds that he has concerns about those on Teesside who have new refugee status, but only have 28 days to find somewhere to live, as well as find a job. He says "I applaud the Lib Dem move to extend the time that they have to make a new life, and contribute to our society, by giving them 56 days instead of the 28 to find housing and work."