THE QUEST to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in the district has received a boost.
Warwick District Council has secured government funding to help support a number of local schemes.
A grant of £35,064 has been awarded through the ‘Move-on and Prevention Fund’ in recognition of the increasing numbers of people who are currently found sleeping on the streets.
This funding will allow WDC to extend a number of projects in conjunction with multi-agency partners including P3, Helping Hands, Salvation Army, LWS Night Shelter, Warwickshire Police,Change Grow Live and the NHS.
WDC’s housing spokesperson Coun Paul Wightman said: “Sadly, incidents of homelessness and rough sleeping are rising across our district. We therefore very much welcome this grant, which will help with our ongoing plans to move the most vulnerable in our community off the streets and
provide them with the professional support they need to turn their lives around.”
Anyone concerned about a person they believe to be sleeping rough can report this to thestreetlink.org.uk
Those who wish to offer long-term support to the homeless can make a donation at meaningfulchange.org.uk/leamington