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Council for the Homeless NI Homelessness in Northern Ireland Facing the future.

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1 Council for the Homeless NI Homelessness in Northern Ireland Facing the future

2 Council for the Homeless NI Today's Session Policy and legislation Economy and recession Welfare reform Impacts Facing the future

3 Council for the Homeless NI Policy and Legislation Housing Amendment Act 2010 Homelessness Strategy Housing Related Support Strategy Comprehensive Spending Review and Programme for Government Housing Strategy for NI

4 Council for the Homeless NI Economy and recession NI forecast to be in recession for at least 5 more years Continued job losses Public sector dependency Increase in homelessness Repossessions Reduced funding to VCS

5 Council for the Homeless NI Welfare Reform Parity principle Housing and demographics Disability Maintaining peace

6 Council for the Homeless NI Housing and demographics 1.7 million population high rates of deprivation 20% stock in PRS 119,000 social houses – 70% under-occupied 15% social housing 1 bedroom 4000 registered HMOs, 8,400 in total Divided communities

7 Council for the Homeless NI Disability NI highest number of individuals on DLA Greatest proportion due to mental ill health Number of homeless people on DLA

8 Council for the Homeless NI Maintaining Peace Access to housing reduced Poverty, exclusion in post-conflict societies Housing as a catalyst

9 Council for the Homeless NI Impacts Anticipated further increase in homelessness Affordability Competition and availability of PRS – move-on Re-configuration of hostel accommodation and silting up Cross departmental budgets Civil disturbance

10 Council for the Homeless NI Facing the future Changing emphasis in support planning Collaboration and merger Influencing HB regulations Ensuring experience of providers is included in planning Evidence gathering Impact assessment


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