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 (Officer)

MP Portraits Project in The Reasons Room.

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Salford and Eccles

Labour (Officer)

Karen Buck - UK Parliament official portraits 2017

Karen Buck MP, Westminster North

Labour (Officer)


Andrew Western
Andy McDonald
Apsana Begum
Baroness Bennett
Baroness Lister
Bell Ribeiro-Addy
Beth Winter
Bishop of Chelmsford (Guli Francis-Dehqani)
Bishop of Manchester (David Walker)
Caroline Lucas
Claudia Webbe
Dawn Butler
Debbie Abrahams
Fleur Anderson
Ian Byrne
Ian Lavery

Ian Mearns
Jess Phillips
John McDonnell
Kim Johnson
Lloyd-Russell Moyle
Lord Best
Lord Prem Sikka
Lyn Brown
Margaret Greenwood
Mick Whitley
Nadia Whittome
Natalie Elphicke
Navendu Mishra
Paula Barker
Richard Burgon
Samantha Dixon
Stephen Timms


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.