Friday, 11 May 2018

Brokenshire Awards Funding To Reduce Rough Sleeping

Three areas in England are set to launch new pilot projects to support rough sleepers with complex needs get off the streets into stable and affordable accommodation, Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced. The projects in Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and the West Midlands Combined Authority will offer individuals intensive support to recover from complex health issues, for example substance abuse and mental health difficulties and sustain their tenancies. The pilot projects will be based on Housing First, an internationally-proven approach to supporting rough sleepers into long-term accommodation. Funding for the government’s Housing First Pilots was announced at Autumn Budget. Read more on the Gov UK website.

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