Depaul International trustee Dame Louise Casey has been appointed by the Prime Minister to lead a review into rough sleeping.

“Homelessness, and within that rough sleeping, is something that causes misery, so I hope that I will be able to help the government and the country expedite action on this issue.”, Dame Louise told media after her appointment. Dame Louise has worked previously for the UK government as Homelessness Czar, when she led a successful strategy to reduce the number of people sleeping rough on the streets.

Depaul International CEO Ian Brady said: “It is excellent news that the Prime Minister has chosen Depaul International Trustee Dame Louise Casey to lead a review into rough sleeping. Dame Louise has worked for decades in this field and is one of the country’s most eminent experts on homelessness.”

Depaul UK CEO Mike Thiedke said: “Depaul and Dame Louise share the commitment and passion to end rough sleeping in this country. Clearly, there is much to be done but I know that not only is she a leading expert on homelessness, she also values action over words. Appointing Dame Louise to lead this review is a big step in the right direction.”