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Homelessness

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL4585, tabled on 10 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 9 January (HL Deb, col 113), which projects funded by the Homelessness Prevention Programme have been successful in reducing family and relationship breakdown.

Answered on

25 January 2018

The 84 projects funded through the Homelessness Prevention Programme are multi-faceted and do not concentrate on one particular reason for a household’s homelessness.

They aim to help to ensure that more people have tailored support to avoid becoming homeless in the first place, and receive the rapid support they need to make a sustainable recovery from homelessness.

We are supporting 84 projects working across 205 district and unitary local authorities in England through our £50 million Homelessness Prevention Programme.

Spending includes:

  • £20 million for local authorities to trial new initiatives, working with a wider group of at risk people to help families and individuals before they reach crisis point;

  • a £20 million rough sleeping fund to help new rough sleepers, or people at imminent risk of sleeping rough, get the rapid support they need to recover and move on from a rough sleeping crisis; and

  • £10 million of funding for Social Impact Bonds to provide targeted support for entrenched single homeless people.