South Holland District Council wins additional grants to provide more help for homeless
People who are sleeping rough or at risk of becoming homeless will receive more help thanks a £600,000 grant.
South Holland District Council will be providing more support for vulnerable people after winning two grants.
The council will be receiving a share of £600,000 in the latest round of Rough Sleeping Initiative, alongside three other district councils.
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It has also received £14,000 from the Government's Cold Weather Fund Grant.
Coun Christine Lawton, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health, said: “I’m delighted to see South Holland together with other Lincolnshire councils receive this funding. This backs up the genuine partnership approach we need to tackle and prevent homelessness across the county.
“Together, we have a real opportunity to make an impact and by working co-operatively across Lincolnshire we can help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Everyone has the right to a safe and secure home and that has to be our goal.”
The Rough Sleeping Initiative Funding of £600,000 will be split between South Holland,South Kesteven, North Kesteven and West Lindsey District Councils.
The funding, administered by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, will allow the number of rough sleepers to be reduced by increasing the prevention of those at risk, reducing the number of ‘repeat’ rough sleepers, improving physical and mental wellbeing as well as providing greater levels of support in settled accommodation.
In January, it received £14,000 in January from the Cold Weather Fund Grant to help support their ongoing rough sleeping work.
The council is expecting a £350,000 overspend in its budgets due to providing temporary accommodation for homeless people.
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