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Mental Health Services: Sleeping Rough

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125468, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has set a target for the number of rough sleepers who will receive support in (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24 from the Government's £30 million programme for specialist mental health services as set out in the NHS Long Term plan.

Answered on

24 February 2022

There is no target for the number of people sleeping rough who will receive support through the £30 million programme for specialist mental health services. However, The NHS Long Term Plan committed to establish new specialist mental health provision for rough sleepers in 20 areas of the highest need by 2023/24. NHS England and NHS Improvement have provided funding to 23 sites and are continuing to expand specialist mental health support to people sleeping rough.