Crisis in Downing Street

Crisis - Homelessness Ends Here  Volunteer Petition Hand In - Downing Street and Westminster - By Sam Mellish
Crisis - Homelessness Ends Here Volunteer Petition Hand In - Downing Street and Westminster - By Sam Mellish
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A HORSHAM woman has taken her campaign to help house single homeless people to Downing Street.

Former Millais School student Leah Miller, 21, was one of five people from the homelessness charity Crisis to present a 2,000-signature petition to Prime Minister David Cameron calling for a change in the law to improve single homeless people’s rights to advice, assistance and emergency accommodation.

Leah said: “My sister and I have volunteered there for the last couple of years working with homeless people at Christmas and I’m now an intern here.

“Single homeless people can approach their council and be turned away because they are not a priority.

“At the moment homelessness is rising first the first time in years and it’s a growing problem. All the cuts to housing benefit in the New Year mean it’s set to get worse.”