East London boroughs are set to benefit from funding designed to help rough sleepers off the city’s streets for good.
East London boroughs receive funding to help rough sleepers off city’s streets for good
East London boroughs are set to receive government funding to combat rough sleeping in the capital. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire PA Archive/PA Images
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As part of the Next Steps Accommodation Programme, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets have each been allocated a portion of the fund, which is split in two:
• Short-term, interim accommodation and support for the 15,000 people accommodated during the pandemic, worth £105million.
• Long-term accommodation and support for rough sleepers, worth £161million.
The programme is regulated by the ministry of housing, communities and local government, with long-term funding in London administered…
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