The Government has announced that £263 million has been allocated to local authorities across the country – providing vital funding to give them more control and flexibility in managing homelessness pressures and supporting those who are at risk of homelessness. This is an increase in overall funding for homelessness of £23 million on the previous financial year.
Shropshire Council is set to receive £535,405 as part of this funding to provide rough sleepers with the specialist support they need to get off the streets for good and enable local authorities to do more to prevent and relieve homelessness.
This funding ensures local authorities are resourced to act to prevent homelessness from occurring and implement the Homelessness Reduction Act. This funding is provided upfront and can be used flexibly as part of councils’ resourcing to achieve their homelessness strategies.