North Devon Council to get extra funding to help rough sleepers

Posted on: 15 June 2018

North Devon Council has been awarded £285,000 of the £30 million fund from central government to support people living on the streets get into accommodation.

The money will go towards improving the council’s current provision for rough sleepers with a view to enhancing the services offered during the winter.

It’s part of a government initiative to get people off the streets into a safer environment where they can access any extra support they may need.

Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Brian Moores, says: “I am very happy that central government has awarded us this money. It will make a huge difference in the support we can provide to the people sleeping rough in our area.”

Now that the funding has been secured, and the amount awarded is known, the council will be making firmer plans about how to use the money to secure the best outcomes for rough sleepers in North Devon.

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