Archive by category Homelessness

New £2m accommodation opens for homeless people in Nottingham

New £2m accommodation opens for homeless people in Nottingham

Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Patron for Framework, will officially open a new purpose-built Framework building today (May 13th), providing accommodation for single homeless people. Sixteen people supported by Framework have moved into the new one-bed flats at Mechanics House off Mansfield Road, which replaces Framework’s hostel about a mile away, on Forest […]

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City Council secures over £2m Government funding to tackle rough sleeping

City Council secures over £2m Government funding to tackle rough sleeping

Nottingham City Council has received over £2m of Government funding in one of the largest grants outside London to help tackle rough sleeping. The Rough Sleeping Initiative funding totalling £2,068,790 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will be used to deliver the council’s strategic approach to rough sleeping during 2021 and 2022, […]

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Temporary homes for Nottingham families set to get go ahead

Temporary homes for Nottingham families set to get go ahead

Temporary homes for Nottingham families could take a step forward this week when a decision to enable Nottingham City Homes to buy and convert a former care home, goes before Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board for approval. Laura Chambers Lodge in Clifton, has been empty since 2016 and is no longer used by the Council. […]

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Protecting homeless people and rough sleepers from Covid-19

Protecting homeless people and rough sleepers from Covid-19

Homeless people and rough sleepers in Nottingham City have been supported to have the Covid-19 vaccination. A series of special clinics were set up at vaccination centres and GP surgeries after homelessness was identified as a priority cohort for the vaccine. Nottingham City Council and NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with […]

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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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