In December, we joined Homeless Link, the national membership charity for frontline homelessness organisations in England, and other homelessness organisations in writing to warn of the possible impact of not extending energy support.
The letter to to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Grant Shapps, explains what not extending the Government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) beyond March 2023 could mean for such organisations.
“Not extending the EBRS would be devastating, with unsustainable costs forcing many homelessness organisations to scale back their work even further, and in some cases, forcing them to close their doors all together. This would mean fewer bed spaces and support options available for the increasing number of people experiencing homelessness, with consequences which would cost lives and continue to be felt for years down the line.”
You can read it in full via Homeless Link’s website here.