The Conservative Party's Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government spoke at a Fringe Meeting at the Party Conference, chaired by Sir George Young.
Called the Homeless Peron's Panel, it was organised by Crisis (Fighting for Hope for Homeless People.)
"This was part of a campaign to help people who have been homeless back into work. Just as the causes of homelessness can be complex, going beyond the absence of a home; so the solution to homelessness requires more than a roof over the head. People need to know how to manage a home, how to budget and ideally how to get the skills needed to get back into work."
"Listening to three people who shared their problems with us give us all an insight into how best to tackle the problem -= and they had all overcome their problems, which ranged from drugs to relationship breakdown and prison."