Earlier this week Julian visited the Victoria Project, which offers specialised support and accommodation for homeless individuals in Cambridge, particularly those who have experienced addiction or mental health issues.
Run by the Riverside Group, one of the largest charitable housing association in the UK, the project supports people by helping them to take ownership of their situation and make positive changes to their lives.
Following the visit, Julian commented:
"We know that mental health can be a particular problem for homeless and vulnerable people. In Cambridge the situation is sadly compounded by the lack of affordable housing options for people trying to improve their lives.
"Cambridge’s high costs and housing shortage need to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Plans to cap housing benefit for tenants in supported housing need to be scrapped. Instead of punishing lower incomes residents, we should be building more homes and providing the mental health support many vulnerable people need."