Charity support for rough sleepers
Over 130 charities are set to benefit from £6 million of government funding to allow them to continue their work supporting rough sleepers during the pandemic.
Charities supporting vulnerable rough sleepers will be able to continue their vital work, backed by £6 million of government funding, Homelessness Minister Luke Hall has announced. The investment builds on ongoing work to support rough sleepers into long-term accommodation, with more than 15,000 being helped off the streets during the pandemic.
A total of 132 charities across England will have access to the funding, meaning they can continue to support those experiencing homelessness during coronavirus and beyond. This includes providing beds for those who need it as well as the specialist physical and mental health help they need to recover from life on the streets.
The funding is part of a £750 million package of government support for UK charities who may have been impacted by the pandemic, £360 million of which is dedicated to offering a lifeline to charities working to end homelessness.
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