Catholic homelessness charity pays tribute to Jo Cox MP

Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive of youth homelessness charity Depaul UK, today paid tribute to Jo Cox MP.

Mr Houghton-Brown said: "Jo Cox was a tireless campaigner who was committed to the fight against homelessness and was recently elected as Vice-Chair of the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group on Ending Homelessness, to which Depaul contributes. "The tragic loss of someone who believed in making a better world and who deeply cared and battled for the least fortunate in society including the homeless has deeply affected us all."

David Mackintosh MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ending Homelessness, said: "Jo was instrumental in the setting up of the APPG on Ending Homelessness. She was an incredibly intelligent and spirited MP.

"It is with deepest sympathy that we must come to terms with her horrendous and senseless murder. We will carry on the great work that Jo started to make her goal of ending homelessness a reality."

Depaul UK is a national youth homelessness charity that works to provide and support more than 125,000 bed-nights a year to homeless and vulnerable young people and has helped more than 63,000 people since it was founded in 1989. The charity protects young people who have become homeless by finding them a safe place to call home, prevents young people from becoming homeless by working with families to repair relationships and runs training programmes.

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