Have an independent inspector to oversee homeless supported and temporary housing

Have an independent inspector to oversee homeless supported and temporary housing

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Project 16:15 started this petition to UK Parliament

With the Covid-19 pandemic, most of us will have heard about or come across the use of temporary and or claimed supported accommodation for our nations rough sleepers. And whilst myself and our street support charity Project 16:15, amongst others, recognise the value and importance of having such places available, amongst the stepping stones of recovery and reestablishing dignity, we have also become increasingly aware that an independent, government backed authority is desperately needed to not only oversee the organisations running these places, but also to hold them accountable to their duty of care.

Too many charitable businesses, independent housing organisations, local councils and supported accommodation providers, are making an extortionate amount of money (up to £400 per resident on Housing benefit claims) whilst providing often less than the minimum levels of support needed or legally required, which is resulting in way too many individuals, already broken, hurting, struggling and demoralised, being set up to fail and kept on the profit producing revolving door of poverty.

We want the UK Government to bring in legislation that empowers an independent body with the authority to not just inspect the practises and failings within this currently unregulated arena, but also to impose sanctions, prosecute and close down those who fail their duty of care and in so doing fail those they claim to support.

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