Section: Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Funding allocated for councils to help rough sleepers

Posted 06.09.18
GOV.UK: Article link

Rough sleepers will receive further support after the government set out plans to fund 83 areas with the highest numbers of people at risk over the next 2 years.

Following on from the launch of its Rough Sleeping Strategy last month, the government has announced provisional allocations of a £34 million fund to provide local support for those living on the streets.

Councils across England with the highest numbers of rough sleepers will receive a share of the funding to back on-going initiatives in their area, such as dedicated support teams and securing additional bed spaces.

It will be allocated for council spending over the next 2 years and is an extension of the £30 million that was provided to councils in June through the Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund.


Quick Links

Updated 12.09.18

  • National Housing Federation: Blog Watch: Four reasons why we signed up to the Commitment to Refer - Ian Martin, Executive Director Of operations at Estuary Housing Association, says "don't underestimate the impact your organisation can have on ending homelessness - sign up to the Commitment to Refer."
  • World Habitat: Homelessness Campaign update: September 2018 - Updates from cities taking part in the European End Street Homelessness Campaign.

  • Keyfacts

    Keep up-to-date with issues affecting the social and affordable housing sectors

    News and views reported in summary format, with links for further reading

    Recognisable sub-sections for easy access - now and at a future date

    An essential free resource for anyone with a busy daily schedule

    Enter your email address to receive our e-newsletters advising on updates to KeyFacts

    We will not share your email address with others or use it for any other purpose

    Reporting on September 2018

    Site Sections

    Bookmark and Share

    Current Issue


    Visit Our Featured Websites

    Homelessness Services