Homelessness:Written question - 254209

Asked on: 14 May 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of regional job centre closures on trends in the level of homelessness in those regions.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 22 May 2019

When closing or merging a Jobcentre, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) undertake an equality analysis as part of the detailed planning for service reconfiguration. This will include feedback from public consultation in those locations where this applied. Details of jobcentres that have closed and/or merged in the last two years can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/update-on-the-future-of-dwp-jobcentres

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government publishes local authority data on homelessness applications quarterly.

Reference should also be made to the response given on 9 February 2018 in the reply to PQ 126480.

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