Stephen has attended a reception in the House of Commons highlighting the issue of homelessness. The event was hosted by the charity, Crisis.
Crisis are a national charity that help individuals directly out of homelessness by offering one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people. During the reception, MPs were told that in 2018 Crisis helped more than 11,000 off the streets.
Homelessness in London is a pressing issue. Recent statistics showed that Newham has the highest number of homeless people in England. In response the Council has pledged to make homelessness one of its top priorities. They recently, together with homeless charity, Caritas Anchor House, set up a 10-space shelter in Canning Town.
Speaking after the event, Stephen said: “I was pleased to come along today and hear some of the incredible success stories of people whose lives have been changed by Crisis.”
“The work Crisis – and other homelessness charities are doing – is vital in aiming to end homelessness in London.”