£112 million funding for the Rough Sleeping Initiative

Following on from the huge success of the Rough Sleeping initiative pilot schemes in big cities, Government is again announcing more funds to assist in rolling it out further and helping more people off the streets. 

This funding is a 30% increase this year and will be used by local authorities, charities and other organisations to fund up to 6,000 new bed spaces and 2,500 support staff across the country. 

This will help vulnerable rough sleepers get the support they need to rebuild their lives. It could mean a roof over their head, access to specialist mental health or addiction services, or advice on how to secure a home in the long term.