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The Government Housing Minister has backed a call for help-to-rent schemes to enable people to escape homelessness.

Gavin Barwell MP met with directors from Croydon housing specialists Caridon Property to discuss the benefits of schemes which help people at risk of homelessness move into private rented accommodation. Caridon Property is lobbying for more initiatives for people struggling to rent, similar to help-to-buy schemes for first time buyers. Such schemes enable vulnerable people to find homes and escape the trap of homelessness.

Caridon Property, which provides private rented accommodation for many tenants who may otherwise be homeless, specialises in providing well-appointed homes for social housing tenants. It is a key advocate of help-to-rent initiatives.

The company, which has won awards for its social housing provision and community support, held...

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