Recently, Housing  Secretary Rt Hon. James Brokenshire announced the Government was giving £30 million to help councils tackle the rising numbers of rough sleepers.

83 areas will share the money to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation.

We are delighted to share the news that the London Borough of Barnet has been granted £190,556 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to help rough sleepers in the area.

The money will go towards the creation of a dedicated Rough Sleeper Coordinator position to join the Housing Options team at Barnet Homes, as well as helping with the recruitment of outreach and floating support workers to help get entrenched rough sleepers off the streets and into a safe bed.

The London Borough of Barnet successfully applied for the funds from a targeted £30m government initiative, set up to assist local authorities with the highest number of rough sleepers, that was announced on the 30th May this year.

The Rt Hon. James Brokenshire MP said:

“No one should ever have to sleep rough. I am determined that more people living on the streets and those at risk this coming winter get the help they need now.

“That’s why I am making £30 million available that will help councils boost the immediate support they are able to offer. Whether this pays for more beds or more outreach workers this will make a real difference now.”

The full detail on the Government’s Rough Sleepers allocation can be found on the website