Sleeping Rough

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st November 2018.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November to Question 185505 on Sleeping Rough, in which local authority areas the Rough Sleepers Initiative operates; and in each of those local authority areas (a) how much has been spent from the targeted fund and (b) how many individuals have been relieved or prevented from rough sleeping.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) currently operates in 83 local authorities and we allocated £30 million funding to these local authorities in June 2018 which is currently being spent. You can find individual allocations and the local authorities here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/723358/Updated_-_18-19_allocations.pdf

Our expert team of advisers work closely with the 83 areas to support their work in implementing the interventions to help tackle rough sleeping in their local area. Through this interaction we are able to monitor the progress of rough sleeping responses and obtain a better picture of those prevented and relieved from rough sleeping. The annual statistical release, based on street counts and estimates by all local authorities each autumn and published in January, will allow us to assess the extent of this.

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