Briefing: Swift read: Rough sleeping

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
February 6, 2018
Neil Merrick, LGIU associate
Issues Covered
  • increase in numbers
  • where it is occurring
Caring for People, Health, public health, adult social care, Housing and Planning, Welfare and Equalities
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