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MHCLG Launch ‘Protect Programme’: the next step in winter rough sleeping plan

MHCLG have just announced plans and funding for people experiencing homelessness.

A new scheme to help protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from COVID-19 was announced last week by the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.

A further £15 million has been allocated to support the ongoing efforts to provide accommodation for rough sleepers during the pandemic. This scheme – called the ‘Protect Programme’ – will help areas that need additional support most during the restrictions and throughout winter.

This will run alongside the ongoing ‘Everyone In’ campaign, which is helping to protect thousands of lives during the pandemic – by September, it had supported over 29,000 vulnerable people, with two-thirds now moved into settled accommodation.

Areas with high numbers of rough sleepers will receive extra targeted support to provide accommodation for those currently sleeping rough, working with councils to prioritise those who are clinically vulnerable – this will continue throughout the winter until March 2021.

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