Baroness Casey of Blackstock, DBE

The BARONESS CASEY OF BLACKSTOCK is an independent advisor for social welfare, Chair of the Institute for Global Homelessness and Visiting Professor at King’s College London. She will become a Cross bench peer in the House of Lords later this year.

A former British government official (also known as a ‘Czar’), she worked on issues relating to social welfare for five Prime Ministers over the last 23 years. She was made head of the Rough Sleepers’ Unit in 1999, where she successfully led the strategy to reduce the numbers of people living on the streets by two thirds.  She went on to hold several leadership positions including the Director of the national Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, the Respect Task Force and the Troubled Families programme, as well as the UK’s first Victims’ Commissioner.

She left the civil service in 2017 to establish the Institute for Global Homelessness, with the aim of delivering an international solution to homelessness across the world. In 2020, Baroness Casey returned to public service to support the Government’s COVID-19 rough sleeping response and developed the “Everyone In” strategy.

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