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Stop Mass Homelessness

Write to your council to Stop Mass Homelessness

Tackling homelessness requires action from both national and local Government.

We want as many councils as possible to support our campaign and commit to #StopMassHomelessness.

You can support by writing to your local council about the campaign.

Simply look up your local councillor here and get in touch via email.

You can use the template that we have provided below – feel free to add in your own words about why this campaign matters to you and be sure to sign off with your name and address.

Please let us know if you take action and if your council get back in touch by emailing SMASSH@BigIssue.com.

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Template email

Dear Councillor [insert name],

You are my local Councillor and I am getting in touch to ask if you will support the Big Issue’s #StopMassHomelessness Campaign.

This campaign is important to me because when Covid-19 laws put in place to prevent mass evictions and repossessions come to an end this October, more people will be at risk of homelessness.

This will be made worse by the furlough scheme ending and because the Universal Credit uplift will be reversed. Electricity and gas prices are rising too.

This is a perfect storm of conditions and I am worried that many local people will be made homeless.

We need urgent action to stop local people being made homeless and a long-term plan to support every household.

I am asking you, as my elected representative, to help me in two ways:

  1. Sign and share the petition
  2. Become a Councillor Champion for our area and take this motion through the Council

Thank you for taking the time to read my email. I would be grateful if you could let me know what action you will take to support me and to Stop Mass Homelessness.

Best wishes,

Name
Address and postcode

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