A target to eliminate rough sleeping by 2012 is among the measures needed to consign UK homelessness to history by 2022,
according to a new report.
The government must also introduce a universal safety net, guaranteeing everyone the right to accommodation, the Homeless Link report says.
It calls for more investment in the Supporting People programme, a capital fund to create specialist supported housing and continued increases in housebuilding.
The plan for ending homelessness predicts that, if all the recommendations are followed, the UK will be able to announce in 2022 that it is the first nation “where homelessness is history”.
Homeless Link chief executive Jenny Edwards said: “We can be the generation that looks back with pride, knowing we proved it was possible to end this enduring social ill.”