Following the death of Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of the Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping, St Mungo’s Chief Executive Emma Haddad said:
“On behalf of everyone at St Mungo’s, we are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating passing of Lord Bob Kerslake. Bob was a dedicated champion of the homelessness sector, with a deep-rooted commitment to end rough sleeping. For decades, Bob was a hugely influential leader within housing, homelessness and local government and his death will be felt across the many people and organisations he led and inspired.
“Over the past years, St Mungo’s has worked closely with Bob in his role as Chair of the Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping. Bob’s caring, principled and committed approach was at the heart of the Commission’s work and will continue to inspire its members and the wider sector.
“We are deeply touched by Bob’s wish for people to donate to St Mungo’s as part of remembering his life and legacy, in lieu of flowers. Bob’s lasting impact on our organisation will continue to sustain us in our work to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family, friends and all who had the good fortune to know him.”