Homelessness is a growing problem, especially in our community in London. The Government isn't doing anywhere near enough to tackle the problem - and some of its policies directly contribute. There has been a massive jump in rough sleeping since 2010, including an elevenfold increase in ex-Forces homeless in London.
I am working on this issue in parliament, including as an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Homelessness Group and supporting the Homelessness Bill. Locally, I work with a range of organisations and am proud to support the Robes Project. I slept out last year to help raise money for the project - and my blog is online here: http://www.boslabour.org.uk/a_night_on_the_tiles and further info on the Robes Project is available here: http://www.robes.org.uk
I am sleeping out for a night again this year and welcome your support - every donation will help a great cause. Please help me raise funds here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Neil-Coyle3