Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled successful bids against
the Government's £50 million Homeless Prevention Fund.
On a visit to Thames Reach Employment Academy in Southwark on 21
December, Theresa May and Sajid Javid announced details of winning
bids set to benefit from the total £50 million government funding
announced earlier this year.
The successful proposals submitted by local authorities include
plans for improved collaboration between different agencies to
better identify at risk households, targeting interventions well
before they are threatened with eviction.
The successful bids are part of a total £50 million national
government funding announced in October which includes:
- £20 million for Homelessness Prevention Trailblazers to pilot
new initiatives to tackle homelessness in their area
- £20 million in rough sleeping grants to provide targeted
support for those at imminent risk of sleeping rough or those new
to the streets
- £10 million in locally commissioned Social Impact Bonds to help
long-term rough sleepers with the most complex needs.
Birmingham which has been given a £1.7 million boost to prevent
homelessness which could help up to an additional 9,000 people by
tackling the root causes that can lead to someone losing their
home. Proposals include a new Partnership Board to take
responsibility for homelessness services across Birmingham, new
dedicated teams to support vulnerable people leaving custody and
hospital with no fixed address, and specialist early advice through
Web chat, Skype and phone calls for anyone who thinks they might be
at risk of losing their home.
Brighton which has been awarded £352,344 to fund a Dual
Diagnosis worker to support rough sleepers with both substance
misuse and mental health needs, and a navigator worker to help
those new to the streets or experiencing hidden forms of
homelessness to get the emergency accommodation and support they
See a list of all successful funding
allocations and details of the bidding prospectus and application