Funding boost for night shelters welcomed
A funding boost for night shelters from the government will allow our outreach teams to help people quicker
The Department for Levelling Up has announced a funding boost to the Night Shelter Transformation Fund, which will see increased provisions for people sleeping rough. This will include emergency night shelters used by our street outreach workers, who are out across London 365 nights a year, finding and supporting people sleeping rough.
Street outreach is a key part of the work we do towards ending street homelessness, and we welcome this new funding. Having an available offer of emergency accommodation is critical, but it is only the start of a journey away from the street. Having suitable secure accommodation and support is key if we are to help people make a permanent and successful move away from homelessness.
The full statement on the additional funding can be found on the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities website.