Benefit cuts ‘will increase homelessness’

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Town Hall bosses have approved a plan to tackle homelessness in Preston, amid fears the problem is “only going to get worse” because of benefit changes.

The council’s cabinet agreed their homeless prevention strategy and action plan until 2019, including projects with youngsters across the city.

But despite being widely recognised as having “one of the best homeless strategies” in the region, Preston services have seen a surge in the number of vulnerable people seeking help.

 

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