Increased funding for Rough sleeping fund

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

As part of the Autumn statement the Chancellor announced a further œ10 million funding over two years to the Rough Sleeping Fund.

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: _We welcome the Government_s continued commitment to fund innovative projects that tackle and prevent rough sleeping. With rough sleeping having more than doubled since 2010, investment is needed now more than ever.

_However, the root causes of rough sleeping cannot be addressed without a change in the law and the funding to make it work. That_s why the Homelessness Reduction Bill, currently making its way through parliament, is so urgently needed. If passed, this crucial bill will help prevent people from all backgrounds from becoming homeless, instead of being forced to live on the streets._

This week an ‘Arctic Blast’ is expected according to the weather forecasters, more so than any other time of the year people in a homeless situation or sleeping rough need help. Check out Crisisÿ ‘The National Charity for Homeless People’ click here

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