It turns out the solution to homelessness is painfully simple and blindingly obvious: give homes to homeless people.
A lack of universal or adequate benefits is a major problem
Review of the RSA’s UBOF proposal for a pathway to UBI
Instead of giving people money, why not guarantee all of the public services they need to live a full life?
Expand the boundaries of what is possible for the political conversation
It also demands more complex, more high-quality public services. A general set of services that everybody benefits from actually becomes more important when people are working in more different ways than they used to.
In the past few months, there has been significant interest in parts of the blogosphere with the idea of Universal Basic Services, a vision of state provision of services that not only covers education and healthcare but also transport, information, food and housing.