Prime Minister Teresa May has chosen the occasion of The Big Issue’s 25th anniversary to announce details of a new £40 million funding package aimed at preventing and tackling the causes of homelessness.
Writing exclusively in Monday’s special anniversary edition, pictured below, the Prime Minister reveals how her government is changing its emphasis ‘to put prevention at the heart of a new approach.’
Mrs May writes: “Just like The Big Issue, I also believe in the power of prevention. We know there is no single cause of homelessness and those at risk can often suffer from complex issues such as domestic abuse, addiction, mental health issues or redundancy.
“So I believe it’s time we changed our approach. We can no longer focus on tackling the symptoms and immediate consequences of homelessness. We need to put prevention at the heart of a new approach.
— The Big Issue (@BigIssue) October 17, 2016
“As a first step towards this change, I’m announcing a new £40m package to both prevent and tackle the causes of homelessness.