Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Helping rough sleepers

The Housing Secretary has confirmed over £25 million of funding to support vulnerable rough sleepers across England.

Key facts:
  • Thousands of the vulnerable people sleeping rough, including those with mental health or substance abuse issues, will get specialist support to recover from life on the streets, 
  • The money, to be shared with 108 local authorities across the country, will be used to fund innovative local schemes aimed at supporting people off the streets and into stable accommodation where they can receive the tailored care they need. 
  • This will include new rough sleeping centres, navigator posts with specialist support workers, letting schemes to help people secure tenancies and dedicated letting agencies to support vulnerable people into accommodation. 

Why this matters:

Conservatives want to ensure people never have to face even one night on the streets. The funding confirmed today will ensure those sleeping on the streets have access to the professional help and guidance they need to get back on their feet – taking us one step closer to ending rough sleeping for good.

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