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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Members: Correspondence (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: The answer to the correspondence is not straight forward and we are working with other departments across Whitehall to see if there is an avenue of help that might be available to assist the honourable member’s constituent.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: Many of those people sleeping rough will be a priority for the COVID-19 vaccine due to underlying health conditions and we continue to work with the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, and NHS England on this important issue. We have asked all local authorities to redouble their efforts to make sure rough sleepers are safely accommodated and are asking that this...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Veterans: Homelessness (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: Our veterans have played a vital role in keeping our country safe and we owe them a duty to ensure they are provided with all the support they need. In 2018, my Department introduced the Homelessness Case Level Information Collection (H-CLIC), a new data collection tool to improve the information we collect from local authorities on homelessness The figures for people that served in the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: Given the new variant of COVID-19, and the new national lockdown, we are redoubling our efforts to ensure that people who sleep rough are kept as safe as possible and that we do everything we can to protect the NHS.  This is backed by a further £10 million to protect rough sleepers and ensure their wider health needs are addressed. We have asked all local authorities to ensure...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Refuges (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: We know that refuges provide critical safe accommodation for victims and their children. To ensure these services remain open, operating and able to support more victims, between June and September 2020 we provided £10 million direct to safe accommodation charities as emergency Covid-19 funding. We have since extended the flexibility to spend the funds to cover the Winter period. We have...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Young People (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: This Government is committed to ending rough sleeping. We have taken huge steps working with local authorities and their partners to protect rough sleepers during the pandemic and through the winter. The Protect programme, in particular, is backed by £15 million and will help areas that need additional support most during the restrictions and throughout winter. It builds on the success of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: West Midlands (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: This Government is committed to ending rough sleeping. This is why we are spending over £700 million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping this year alone. As part of this, we have allocated significant funding to Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Worcestershire is receiving over £672,000 from the Rough Sleeping Initiative, which supports the establishment or enhancement of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Immigrants (15 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government has made clear that the new rough sleeping rule will apply on a discretionary basis where a person refuses offers of support and is engaged in persistent anti-social behaviour. The provision will be used only where individuals refuse to engage with the range of support mechanisms available. The ongoing ‘Everyone In’ campaign is helping to protect thousands of lives during...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (14 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: This Government is committed to ending rough sleeping and we have taken huge steps working with local authorities and their partners to protect rough sleepers during the pandemic. This work has not stopped, and through Everyone In, by November we had supported around 33,000 people with nearly 10,000 in emergency accommodation and over 23,000 already moved on into longer-term accommodation....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (14 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: My officials are providing bespoke feedback to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council on their unsuccessful Future High Streets Fund application to help with future funding. The Government is also providing support to local leadership through our High Streets Task Force, giving high streets and town centres expert advice to adapt and thrive. The Task Force is providing hands-on support to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (14 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: MHCLG and councils have been collecting management information about the support for people sleeping rough and those at risk of sleeping rough, in England, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Relevant data for May 2020 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid -19-rough-sleeper-accommodation-survey-data-may-2020 Relevant data for November 2020 can be found...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (14 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Everyone in scheme is ongoing This Government is committed to ending rough sleeping and we have taken huge steps working with local authorities and their partners to protect rough sleepers during the pandemic. This work has not stopped, and through Everyone In, by November we had supported around 33,000 people with nearly 10,000 in emergency accommodation and over 23,000 already moved on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Future High Streets Fund: Leigh (14 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: I was pleased to announce on 26 December that Wigan was successful in securing a provisional offer of £16.6 million from the Future High Streets Fund. This will support Wigan Council deliver a much-needed boost to Wigan Town Centre at this challenging time and has the potential to benefit the wider Wigan area, including in Leigh.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Evictions: Coronavirus (13 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government is clear that no one should be without a roof over their head. That is why we are spending over £700 million this year and will be spending over £750 million next year to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping, further demonstrating the Government’s commitment to end rough sleeping. Renters will continue to be protected from eviction during this new national lockdown...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Question (11 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: During the Pandemic, through Everyone In, by November we had supported around 33,000 people with nearly 10,000 in emergency accommodation and over 23,000 already moved on into longer-term accommodation. To provide a longer-term solution, on 29 October, we announced funding of more than £150 million to deliver more than 3,300 units of long-term, supported, move-on accommodation for rough...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Question (11 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: By April 2022, the Government will have invested over £4 billion through the Disabled Facilities Grant, which will have funded adaptations to almost 400,000 homes since 2010. In addition, 10 per cent of units delivered under the new Affordable Homes Programme will be used to increase the supply of specialist or supported housing. Our current planning rules mean councils must consider the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Members: Correspondence (11 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: We have received the letter and are collating any relevant documents to send in reply. As noted in the original correspondence, this is related to press releases and letters from local authorities from 2008 so the discovery exercise is not straightforward. However, we will reply as soon as we can.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Commonhold (11 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: In 2017 the Government asked the Law Commission to recommend reforms to reinvigorate commonhold as a workable alternative to leasehold, for both existing and new homes. On 7 January we announced that we will establish a new Commonhold Council as a partnership of industry, leaseholders and Government that will prepare homeowners and the market for the widespread take-up of commonhold. We will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (11 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: MHCLG is working closely with DHSC, Public Health England, and NHS England to ensure the health and care needs of vulnerable people experiencing rough sleeping can be met during the COVID-19 pandemic – including access to the vaccination. We have asked all local authorities to ensure that rough sleepers are safely accommodated and that this opportunity is used to make sure that all rough...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Yorkshire and the Humber (11 Jan 2021)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Office of National Statistics (ONS) publishes official estimates of the number of deaths of homeless people in England and Wales annually, although the statistics are still classed as experimental. Currently, data released by the ONS is available for deaths among people who were homeless in England and Wales registered from 2013 to 2019; this data is available broken down by region. A...


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