Chris Heaton-Harris – 2021 Comments on Rough Sleepers at Railway Stations

The comments made by Chris Heaton-Harris, the Rail Minister, on 13 July 2021.

We are determined to help those people sleeping rough at stations across the country, which is why last year we produced the rough sleeping on rail charter.

The wonderful pilot scheme operated by Shelter on behalf of Network Rail is making a real difference and I am pleased to see that we have helped over 150 people in the last year alone.

Now our rough sleeping on rail forum will align and unite industry efforts, allowing for more outreach programmes, like I have seen today, to be developed and support those in need.