ROUGH sleepers in Redditch who were housed during the pandemic should be offered the chance to stay in accommodation thanks to new government funding.
Authorities in Worcestershire will be sharing £445,735 to ensure interim accommodation and support for the county’s most vulnerable people.
The pot is part of the £91.5million government funding which was allocated to 274 local councils in England.
It will be used to ease people into the private rented sector, secure interim accommodation such as supported housing, and assess the wider support they need in order to rebuild their lives.
This funding is on top of the £672,308 Worcestershire received back in January from the Government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative.
Redditch MP Rachel Maclean said: “The Borough Council has done an outstanding job in getting rough sleepers off the streets and into emergency accommodation during this pandemic.
“Their hard work and dedication has ensured all rough sleepers in Redditch are housed.
“This new funding will be used to support the rough sleepers in the town who have been placed in emergency accommodation.
“Including help with deposits for accommodation and securing thousands of alternative rooms already available and ready for use.”