South Holland receive Government funding to tackle rough sleeping

Posted on 6 February 2020

South Holland District Council is among seven Lincolnshire local authorities to receive additional government funding to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.

In the latest round of Rough Sleeping Initiative Funding, South Holland District Council will receive its share of £600,000 split between South Holland, South Kesteven, North Kesteven and West Lindsey District Councils.

The funding, administered by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, will allow the number of rough sleepers to be reduced by increasing the prevention of those at risk, reducing the number of 'repeat' rough sleepers, improving physical and mental wellbeing as well as providing greater levels of support in settled accommodation.

This follows on from another funding boost earlier in January, when the Council received around £14,000 from the Government's Cold Weather Fund Grant to help support their ongoing rough sleeping work.

Councillor Christine Lawton, South Holland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health, said: "I'm delighted to see South Holland together with other Lincolnshire councils receive this funding. This backs up the genuine partnership approach we need to tackle and prevent homelessness across the county.

"Together, we have a real opportunity to make an impact and by working co-operatively across Lincolnshire we can help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Everyone has the right to a safe and secure home and that has to be our goal."