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Everyone needs a ‘home’
The most fundamental reform to homelessness legislation in over 30 years has come into force across Wales.  The main objective of the law is to ensure people who are homeless or facing homelessness receive help as early as possible.  The legislation places a duty on local authorities to work with people who are at risk of losing their home within 56 days to help find a solution to their problems.  It is hoped the new provisions will prevent 3 out of 4 people at risk of homelessness from losing their home.
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WAG:  New law to reduce homelessness comes into force

£8.4m to give Wales’ most vulnerable a helping hand

First recipients of £10m capital fund to tackle poverty announced

Minister speaks about key role housing plays in tackling poverty

CAB - Protection from eviction good for 4m

Wales has ‘big plans’ to make a real difference to vulnerable people

New drive to get hard to reach groups online

Minister calls on supported housing sector to deliver more

Trustees Appointed to Start Work on Building Communities

Wales carves out new direction on homelessness

Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people

Housing ‘fundamental’ to achieving our goals, says Huw Lewis launching White Paper

Huw Lewis pleased with CanDo attitude

Homelessness & improving private rented sector to feature Wales’ Housing Bill, says Minister

CLG:  The problem is that it is so often not just a problem of ‘housing’ for these individuals (3rd item)

The Government has reduced the NEET numbers, can they do the same for the homeless?