18 July 2012
A report released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Listening to Troubled Families, highlights Government plans to introduce tailored plans and one-to-one support for the country's most troubled families.
Charles Fraser, Chief Executive of St Mungo's, said: "We welcome this report and the Government's renewed focus on supporting troubled families. The extra funding for local authorities will help their capacity to support families tackling long standing problems which can lead to homelessness. We know from our own work that sustained and supportive staff working closely with individuals can pay real dividends. The problem of homelessness can be a complicated mix of housing, health and work and we hope the Government will extend the initiative to cover single people with complex needs, including women with a history of domestic violence, metal health problems and growing up in care."
St Mungo's has launched a new campaign focussing on women's homelessness. Rebuilding Shattered Lives is an in depth look at themes including families, children and relationships, mental health, substance use and domestic abuse.
According to a 2012 survey of St Mungo's clients
For further information visit www.rebuildingshatteredlives.org
More information contact Gemma Hollingshead on 020 8762 5570 or 07979 018 734, email firstname.lastname@example.org