Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
- The BCHA’s George House in Millbay, who provide housing and vital services for the homeless across Plymouth.
- Luke visited George House and spoke with residents for over an hour, who expressed their concerns for a lack of affordable housing.
- The Tories have failed to stop our country’s housing crisis, making affordable housing hard to come by.
10 October was World Homeless Day, which recognises the hardships that the homeless face in our communities and others. Luke visited George House on the 10th , touring the facility and hearing the concerns of the staff and the residents.
Luke expressed his appreciation for the volunteers of George House for their work:
“I am proud of the BCHA volunteers and staff who do so much good work for the people of Plymouth who need it most.”
90% of homes are unaffordable for those on Housing Benefit, making homeless shelters and programs like George House flooded with people.
Luke emphasised his commitment to fixing the housing crisis:
“The Tories have failed the people of Plymouth. Rough sleeping and homelessness have drastically risen, and the Conservatives have failed to stop it. A Labour government would build over 100,000 new council and association homes and create a new Department of Housing to stop make sure everyone has a place to live. The people of Plymouth and this country deserve better.”