Moves to combat rough sleeping
COUNCILS will be urged to publish detailed homelessness strategies by next winter under Government plans to end rough sleeping by 2027.
Local authorities will be asked to set out how they plan to provide specialist support and accommodation for vulnerable people living on the street, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced.
The Government’s action plan to combat rough sleeping also sets out measures to put work coaches into every Jobcentre Plus, as well as carrying out a survey into the links between homelessness and the LGBT community.
Ministers have also launched an £11 million fund to help councils get people off the streets and into secure accommodation.
Mr Brokenshire said the plan sets the “foundations to put an end to rough sleeping altogether by 2027”.
He said: “No-one is predestined to spend their lives sleeping on the streets. Yet despite this, too many people still sleep rough on any given night.
“That is why we are taking action to provide support to help get people off the street this winter and set the foundations to put an end to rough sleeping altogether by 2027.”
Ministers will publish their Rough Sleeping Delivery Plan on Monday.