- Thousands of new, safe, long-term homes for rough sleepers
- Torbay Council allocated £1,277,500 for long term support and accommodation as part of more than £150 million of government funding announced today.
- Government spending on rough sleeping and homelessness this year is now over £700 million
Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed today’s (Thursday 29th October 2020) announcement the Government has allocated Torbay £1,277,500 as part of plans for more than 3,300 new long-term homes for rough sleepers and other vulnerable people nationally..
Backed by government investment of more than £150 million the new homes will be made available in every region of England. This will enable people who sleep rough, or at risk of sleeping rough, to be rehoused in secure, long-term accommodation, providing some of the most vulnerable in society with a permanent place to live and help to rebuild their lives.
These will be available by the end of March 2021 and are part of the government’s investment of £433 million to deliver 6,000 new homes for rough sleepers by the end of this Parliament.
In March the government launched the ‘Everyone In’ campaign to house rough sleepers in safe accommodation, helping to protect thousands of lives during the pandemic.
By September over 29,000 vulnerable people had been supported, with over 10,000 in emergency accommodation and nearly 19,000 provided with settled accommodation or move on support.
Welcoming the news Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster MP said:
“It is great to hear of this £1.277,500 boost to the work being done in our bay to end street homelessness and provide the support rough sleepers need to be rehomed in a place they can call their home for the long term.”
- Details of Government announcement:
The announcement made by the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government, including confirmation of the funding amount allocated for Torbay Council can be found by following this link: