Cash boost for Solihull to house borough's rough sleepers - The Solihull Observer

Cash boost for Solihull to house borough's rough sleepers

Solihull Editorial 3rd Nov, 2020   0

SOLIHULL is to receive £230,000 to help provide a permanent place to live for rough sleepers in the borough.

The cash is part of a £150million package announced by the government.

The money in Solihull – £236,157 – will be for schemes that provide secure ‘move on’ style accommodation for people at risk of sleeping on the streets.

In total, 276 schemes have been approved across England, which will deliver 904 new homes for rough sleepers in London and 2,430 elsewhere across the country.

Local MP Julian Knight said: “If we are to deliver on the promise we made in our manifesto to end rough sleeping by the end of the Parliament, then the people who have been helped need to be able to access long-term housing that gives them the safety and security they need to rebuild their lives, which is exactly what the funding announced today will do.”

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street added: “I have always said that we need to work to ‘design out’ the root causes of homelessness, and we have made real progress here in the West Midlands.

“This money will make a huge difference in Solihull.”


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