George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle government is providing £4.4million to Cornwall Council for new safe, long-term homes for rough sleepers and other vulnerable people.
The new funding is part of a wider plan of the Government investing more than £700million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping this year as part of a commitment to end rough sleeping.
In total, projects across England will receive more than £150million to deliver more than 3,300 such homes by the end of March 2021, providing long-term accommodation to vulnerable people to keep them safe from coronavirus and rebuild their lives. Cornwall Council will oversee local schemes that provide secure ‘move on’ style accommodation for people at risk of sleeping on the streets.
George commented, “This investment is a welcome intervention by the government, it is vital we protect rough sleepers who are some of the most vulnerable people in our society and help them find safe accommodation”
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “Our ‘Everyone In’ plan is widely considered the most effective action taken by any country in the world to protect those sleeping rough from the pandemic. That work hasn’t stopped - 29,000 rough sleepers and other vulnerable people have been supported into safe accommodation since the start of Covid-19.”