Dame Louise Casey ‘stepping back’ from role as Homelessness Chief Advisor

The government’s Chief Advisor on homelessness, Dame Louise Casey has unexpectedly announced they are ‘stepping back’ from their role after being awarded a peerage.

Responding to the announcement, Evolve Housing + Support CEO Jeremy Gray said:

“If the Government is serious about ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament in 2024, it is vital that they appoint a suitable, equally experienced replacement immediately.

News that Dame Louise Casey is departing comes at an uncertain time with councils struggling to re-home homeless people in their borough that were afforded shelter during the pandemic. We hope the Government understands the importance of homelessness during a period where numbers are also predicted to rise further as a result of the recession and eviction ban, which ends on Monday.”

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