Council awarded new funding to tackle rough sleeping

Published: 06/04/2019

Wandsworth has been successful in two bids for additional Whitehall funding to support rough sleepers as part of the Government’s efforts to tackle this form of homelessness. The town hall is to receive just over £500,000 to help tackle the issue of rough sleeping in Wandsworth. The council successfully bid for £268,000 over the next two years under the Government’s Rapid Rehousing Pathway initiative. This money will be used to support frontline staff who work closely with people who are homeless and living on the streets by providing a more targeted and personalised approach that can help them back into decent accommodation. And it has also been awarded an additional £237,000 under the Government’s wider Rough Sleepers Initiative which will be used to develop a broader strategy to reduce rough sleeping in Wandsworth and fund additional accommodation options.