Homelessness is one of my main local priorities and since becoming an MP I've called on the Government to make sure they focus on tackling homelessness and make it a big priority.
I'm delighted at today's further commitment from the Conservative Government to help rough sleepers off the street for good.
Secretary of State for Communities, James Brokenshire, has committed £450,000 of new money to help support rough sleepers in Nottinghamshire into safe and stable accommodation where they can rebuild their lives, part of a total investment figure of £46 million.
The funding will help councils provide vulnerable people across Mansfield and Warsop with the specialist support they need. The money will be used to help rough sleepers into accommodation, increasing existing accommodation and providing new temporary accommodation, including night shelters and hostel spaces.
Local Authorities across the country will also be able to use this funding for additional staff to provide vulnerable rough sleepers with the advice and specialist support they need to get them off the streets.
This additional funding for Nottinghamshire forms part of the Conservative Government's £100 million plan to end rough sleeping by 2027. Progress is already being made with the first fall in rough sleeping since 2010, and schemes like this will help us achieve our ambition of being a country in which no-one needs to spend a night on the streets.
There is still more to do and I will continue to work closely with colleagues to end rough sleeping and better support local homeless people.