Who we are

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Households in Temporary Accommodation is a cross-party group of MPs and Members of the House of Lords.

It is committed to improving the health, lives and experiences of families and single adults living in temporary accommodation across England.

Siobhain McDonagh MP

Siobhain Mcdonagh MP, Mitcham and Morden

Labour (Chair)

Bob Blackman MP

Bob Blackman MP, Harrow East

Conservative (Vice-chair)

MP Portraits Project in The Reasons Room.

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Salford and Eccles

Labour (Secretary)

Karen Buck - UK Parliament official portraits 2017

Karen Buck MP, Westminster North

Labour (Vice-Chair)

Sir Stephen Timms MP

Sir Stephen Timms MP, East Ham

Labour (Vice-Chair)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, Brighton Kemptown

Labour Co-Op (Vice-chair)

Baroness Bennett

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle

Green Party (Vice-Chair)


This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.

Shared Health Foundation and Justlife are the co-secretariats of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Households in Temporary Accommodation.

We work across Greater Manchester to identify the impacts of poverty on health. We then develop initiatives or support existing grassroots projects to reduce these health inequalities.

Our on the ground work informs us of the changes that need to be made in practice and in policy. We share our insights with local and national organisations, governments and policy makers.

We make visible the health challenges faced in our communities which are often overlooked by the system.

We specialise in working with people living in temporary accommodation in Manchester and Brighton & Hove.

Although they have a roof over their head, the people we work with are homeless, and need professional support to address their health, housing and wellbeing needs.

Our support gives these individuals the best chance of moving away from homelessness by making their stay in temporary accommodation as short, safe and healthy as possible.