Council welcomes funding to prevent homelessness

Published February 11, 2020 at 13:09

Rossendale Council has welcomed news that it will receive funding to support people who are homeless, living on the streets or begging.

The funding will cover a continuation of what is known as the ‘rough sleeper case navigator service’ – an outreach street team working with people living on the streets for 2020 to 2021.

This is a part of an innovative partnership led by Blackburn with Darwen Council and includes the rest of East Lancashire, including Rossendale.

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council, said:

We have a major priority to prevent homelessness in Rossendale and have seen that work by the Council’s Housing Options team has been very successful compared to national, regional and sub-regional averages. Any extra funding coming into Rossendale is very welcome though as we must continue to work hard to help anyone who is at risk of homelessness. The extra support we will now be able to offer will complement our current work which involves advising about different housing options, private renting, social housing and supported accommodation.

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