A response from Sir Peter Bottomley MP:
I am aware that the increase in the cost of living over recent years, along with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, has affected my constituents.
We are aware that despite some positive news on the economy, the coming winter is likely to be another challenging time for some more, than others.
My small team and I will work to help any constituent who is at risk of homelessness as a result.
The government has continued to show its commitment to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping, working with local authorities and charities to help reduce the need for emergency and temporary accommodation.
There is local support available through Adur and Worthing Council: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/housing/advice/i-am-homeless/ or through Arun Council: https://www.arun.gov.uk/homeless-or-at-risk-of-homelessness/ There is further advice from West Sussex County Council: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/support/housing-support/housing-support-for-people-over-18/
Ahead of the Autumn Statement, I have written to the relevant Minister at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to make clear constituent concerns regarding the disparity between housing benefits and the average monthly rent of local property.
Know that I will continue to make clear the concerns of residents and expert charities such as Shelter, to the Chancellor and Prime Minister.
Support must continue to be adaptive and flexible to current needs and difficulties.