District to receive funding to tackle homelessness

Date published: 10 February 2020
Cllr Owen Bierley
Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee, Cllr Owen Bierley

West Lindsey is one of four local authorities to benefit from a share of £600,000 government funding to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.

In the latest round of Rough Sleeping Initiative Funding, West Lindsey District Council will receive a share of the funding split between South Holland, South Kesteven, North Kesteven and West Lindsey District Councils.

The aim of the funding, administered by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government is to help reduce the number of rough sleepers by:

  • ·         Increasing prevention activity for those at risk
  • ·         Reducing the number of ‘repeat’ rough sleepers
  • ·         Improving physical and mental wellbeing
  • ·         Providing greater levels of support in settled accommodation.

Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee, Cllr Owen Bierley said: “We are delighted to see West Lindsey, along with other Lincolnshire authorities, receive this funding. There is a genuine partnership approach within Lincolnshire to tackling and preventing homelessness. There is a real opportunity to make an impact and by working co-operatively across the county to can help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Everyone has the right to a safe and secure home and that has to be our goal.”

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