MORE than half a million pounds in Government funding is to go to Worcestershire to help get rough sleepers off the streets.
Earlier this week, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced councils will receive a share of funding from the £112million ‘Rough Sleeping Initiative’.
As part of this announcement, Worcestershire will receive £672,308 to help vulnerable rough sleepers in Redditch and across the county to get the support they need to rebuild their lives.
The Rough Sleeping Initiative was launched in 2018 to provide these vital services for those living on the streets. The funding will be used by councils to create street-based services, establish first stage accommodation such as hostels and hubs and also emergency access beds.
Redditch MP Rachel Maclean said: “No one wants to see anyone sleeping rough on our streets and I know here in Redditch the council has been working hard to ensure everyone is offered accommodation. This new funding will help bolster our council’s efforts and continue the vital work they’re doing in supporting those who find themselves homeless.”