Praise for MK from Housing & Homelessness Minister

Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler has praised Milton Keynes for its exemplary joint effort across different organisations in tackling  homelessness in the city.

During a visit organised by myself and Iain Stewart, the Housing and Homelessness Minister was taken on a tour of the new YMCA building project which will provide supported accomodation for nearly 200 young and vulnerable people. The project aims to ensure the right incentives are there for residents to go on to fully independent living.

I then took the Minister to host an informative roundtable meeting with the Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership at the newly established Unity Park Station.

I am delighted to have Heather Wheeler visit Milton Keynes to see some of the fantastic joint work we are doing to tackle homelessness in our City. The YMCA is an exciting project as is the innovative approach we are taking to get people off the streets through the multi agency focus we see at the old Bus Station. I will continue to support all these efforts to ensure no one is homeless in our local area.