Whilst in administration, Labour campaigned for more affordable housing and against the Conservatives austerity-driven policies. As such, we are delighted that Brighton and Hove council have made a successful bid to the government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative.
The support package will increase the support on offer to help people move from the streets in Brighton & Hove. The city has been awarded roughly £3.3 million for 2021/22, an increase of £1.2 million on the previous year.
This includes £500,000 funding towards the emergency accommodation and support offered to people sleeping rough during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Labour are also pleased that face-to-face homeless prevention and housing options services to support anyone potentially facing homelessness have now resumed. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, more information is available here.
Councillor Gill Williams, Labour’s lead for housing, said:
“I’m very pleased that we’re able to increase the support on offer for people sleeping rough in the city.
“It is a positive move towards our shared priority of ending the need for anyone to sleep rough in the city.”
“We will continue to focus on the causes of homelessness and work with the Green administration to eliminate the need for rough sleeping in our city.”
If you’re concerned about anyone sleeping rough in the city, please let the council know by reporting through the Streetlink website or by calling 0300 500 0914. Our street outreach team will then contact them to try to support them into accommodation. Or read more about the services provides by the council to help rough sleepers in the city.
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