Section: Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Accommodation to support vulnerable rough sleepers in Portsmouth

Posted 29.07.21
Portsmouth City Council: Further reading

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has awarded £117,000 in funding for a new pilot, which will provide safe accommodation for over 30 victims of violence and abuse who are at risk of sleeping rough in Portsmouth.

The new accommodation will be in addition to the three accommodation sites recently purchased by the council, which provide a temporary housing pathway for eligible rough sleepers.

Safe housing will be provided to victims of domestic abuse, rape or sexual assault, sex workers and of exploitation or violence.

Focused on homelessness and improved health and wellbeing - support will build on individual's skills, safety and resilience, and will include specialist trauma informed domestic abuse and psychological support.

As part of the programme, victims will be offered advice and support to access suitable and more permanent safe accommodation.

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Updated 28.07.21

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