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Building back better – leaving no-one behind

Category: DCN Updates | Reports
Published: 18 May 2021

Building back better – leaving no-one behind

In market towns and new towns, in cathedral cities, coastal communities and the countryside, our district councils are on the frontline helping families on the breadline to avoid homelessness, to build a positive future, and to participate in local growth.

This report outlines the hardship that districts have already witnessed during the pandemic, and suggests key actions to prevent homelessness by:

  • Retaining measures to prevent hardship and support growth
  • Rewiring the local safety net to end hardship and homelessness by preventing it
  • Retreating carefully from significant interventions that protect people during the crisis

In this way we can build on the good work that Government and districts have done together during the pandemic to address hardship to ensure that no-one is left behind, and to refocus on ending homelessness by preventing it in the first place.

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