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[Comment] Homeless reduction act in England: impact on health services

The Homeless Reduction Act,1 an act of the UK Parliament that legally mandates city authorities and health service providers to provide anticipatory and corrective measures for the reduction of homelessness, came into force in England in April, 2018. It places new legal duties on English city councils (legislative bodies that govern a city) and the National Health Service (NHS) to enable strengthened homeless prevention and management work across partners.