Funding announced to help rough sleepers off streets

The government has announced £17 million of funding to be used to help rough sleepers into long-term housing during the cold weather.

The money has been given to local authorities across England in areas where it is most needed, so they are able to provide more beds for people who sleep rough.

London boroughs including Hammersmith, Lambeth and Greenwich collectively received over £3 million. Nottingham City Council received over £400,000, Bristol City Council over £300,000 and Hastings & Eastbourne Borough Councils almost £250,000.

Minister for rough sleeping Felicity Buchan said: "As the cold weather continues this winter, our mission to help people off the streets is even more urgent. We are determined to deliver our manifesto pledge to end rough sleeping and today’s announcement demonstrates our continuing commitment to supporting the most vulnerable in our society with access to a safe and warm home, backed by over £2 billion of government funding over three years."

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