Recently I welcomed further substantial sums from the Government to end rough sleeping. The Government will be allocating over £300 million in funding to local councils in 2022/23, through the Homelessness Prevention Grant. The Government has committed to working with partners to end rough sleeping all together by 2027.
This builds on the Government’s scheme ‘Everyone In’, a successful initiative launched at the beginning of the pandemic which saw protection given to thousands of rough sleepers.
Homelessness prevention and rough sleeping are areas which I campaigned on, and volunteered with, long before I became an MP. I remain deeply committed to housing and homelessness prevention. So I am pleased that Dover will be receiving nearly £500,000 extra as part of the Government’s Homelessness Prevention Funding. This is such an important grant to ensure that some of the most vulnerable people in our community are protected in the coming years.
I look forward to seeing our allocation put to good use to help people who are homeless and in housing need in our community. Most importantly, to see the beginning of the end to rough sleeping in our community and to protect the most vulnerable in our society.