The tide would seem to be turning in the fight against poverty and homelessness as politicians begin taking steps to address society’s twin evils.

“These are heady days,” said Tom Cooper, executive director of Hamilton Round Table for Poverty Reduction. But the advocacy and the continued pressure on governments to do more needs to continue to assist single people and persons with disabilities who are in the “deepest recesses of poverty,” he said.

An important part of targeting those people would be the provincial government accepting the recommendations contained in the province’s 180-page Income Security document called “Roadmap for Change” that was released Nov. 2.