179 300x180 New homeless rules a profound and astonishing shift in housing policy The responsibility of councils to homeless households will change. Why has nobody noticed?

For as long as I can remember, councils have been considered a helping hand of last resort, providing safe secure homes at an affordable price and emergency accommodation for those who find themselves homeless. It has become part of the national mindset that if things get really bad you can always go “down the council” and they’ll sort you out.

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