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£ 310 million will be used in areas with high numbers of homeless people, at risk of homelessness and orthoseliving in temporary accommodation to help them rebuild their lives

The financing represents an increase of 47 million GBP versus this year and can be used to provide financial assistance to people finding new homes, work with landlords to prevent evictions, or provide temporary housing to ensure families have a roof over the roof her head

This underscores the government’s commitment to full enforcement of the Homelessness Reduction Act by ensuring that councils have the resources to prevent homelessness and help more people sooner

And this builds on the ongoing Everyone In campaign, which is protecting thousands of lives during the pandemic by housing troubled sleepers, which had over 29 by SeptemberSupported 000 vulnerable people, two thirds of whom had moved to settlements

In order to provide further aid to the risk of homelessness, the government has also made sure that enforcement actions against nobailiffs are carried out in the most serious cases during the Christmas season, building on the safeguards announced earlier this year, including six months’ notice and new court rules so that judges will prioritize the most serious cases

As we look back on an incredibly challenging year, everyone who has helped protect us from sleepers and who are at risk of homelessness during this pandemic should be proud of the role they have played in our internationally recognized response

Today I announce £ 310 million to help councils protect those at risk of homelessness in the coming year.We have a moral duty to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society regain their lives to build and look forward to a better future This funding will help us realize this ambition

All the charities, councils, housing providers and support groups have really gone the extra mile this year to protect the most vulnerable in our society during the pandemic, and I would like to wholeheartedly thank those who made this possible


This new funding will play an important role in helping councils provide better support to prevent people from becoming homeless the first time we want to sleep through the night. p>

TheHomelessness Reduction Act 2017 ensures people at risk of homelessness get help faster, and councils get funding to help them with these tasks

Since this law came into force, more than 270000 households successfully prevented or alleviated their homelessness by securing shelter for more than six months

This investment builds on more than £ 700 million government spending this year on homelessness and insomnia, which included the £ 15 million Council Protection Program, which runs during national restrictions and throughout the winter Needed additional assistance to provide shelter for rough sleepers

We also allocated £ 915 to 274 councils in September to fund assistance and temporary housing for vulnerable people, as well as the £ 10m ColdWeather Fund for councils to keep harsh sleepers safe this winter

The division today released two assessment reports conducted by independent researchers on Housing First pilots in Greater Manchester, the Liverpool City area and the West Midlands

The first report includes research from the first year of the Housing First pilot before the pandemic, showing that securing the highest levels of commitment from all partners is essential to effective implementation and that relationships are established with them Housing providers must be as early as possible

The second report covers the impact of Covid-19 on the pilots and shows that the organization has worked hard to establish safe approaches to supporting customers and employees by introducing remote communication and improving emotional support and wellbeing has

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