SOME £500,000 in funding has been secured to help Warwick District Council tackle rough sleeping.
Earlier this year the council received £295,000, and now a further £535,000 has been awarded as part of government’s Rough Sleepers Initiative.
It will allow the council to continue with a number of projects to help those facing homelessness and provide permanent homes for those previously sleeping rough. This includes the purchase and refurbishment of accommodation in the district where residents can receive professional support to assist them in turning their lives around, so they can achieve their long term goals and potential.
Homes, health and wellbeing spokesman, coun Jan Matecki said: “I want to thank my colleagues, outreach teams, local charities and voluntary agencies for their incredible achievements and ongoing support during the Covid-19 crisis. Thanks to our combined efforts in the past year the number of rough sleepers has reduced from 21 to 3 currently.
“Long before the pandemic, this council made a commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in the district. This funding will enable us to fulfil that pledge.”