Archive by category Homelessness

Council secures grant funding to buy longer-term homes for homeless individuals

Council secures grant funding to buy longer-term homes for homeless individuals

Nottingham City Council has successfully secured almost £1m of Government funding to go towards buying 15 one-bed flats for homeless people. Grants totalling £942,000 have been allocated from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) Next Steps Accommodation Programme. Most of the homes have already been identified by the council and will help […]

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Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

City Council staff, partner agencies and the voluntary sector have been praised for “moving heaven and earth” to ensure rough sleepers are accommodated during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Government issued guidance to councils in March to make arrangements for rough sleepers – extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to often having underlying health issues – to […]

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