The number of rough-sleepers on the streets of Bournemouth has surged over the last two years despite Council Leader, John Beesley claiming that housing was his “number one priority.
In the years from 2012 to 2016 to number of people sleeping out on our streets has soared from just 10 to 39 (after hitting a peak of 46 in 2015).
Bournemouth East Spokesman, Jon Nicholas, hascriticised the lack of action from Bournemouth’s Conservative council. “It’s time we took urgent steps to introduce a ‘Housing First’ policy. This Policy has been proven to work around the world.
It helps rough sleepers get off the streets and prepares them to get back into the world of work or education.”