DWP slashes funding for disability supported housing and homeless hostels. Women’s refuges exempt.

Our thanks to Bryn for this. An extract:

Though some “specialist” providers, such as women’s refuges, are exempt, other charities have said the changes threaten the future viability of their services for vulnerable people.

Reducing support for homeless hostels must have been an easy decision for the government to take, because almost 90% of the ‘street homeless’ are men. Many are ex-Armed Forces, often with mental health issues such as PTSD. These men often self-medicate with alcohol or other substances, and the NHS won’t treat them until and unless they’ve been ‘dry’ for a long period. Predictably, many commit suicide before they get help, saving the NHS a lot of money. Homelessness reduces people’s like expectancies by an average of 30 years. We covered the issue in our 2015 manifesto (pp.40-5).

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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