The Government has provided another £4.4million of funding to help Cornwall Council keep people off the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This follows millions of pounds of funding for Cornwall Council both prior to and during the pandemic, that has helped reduce the level of homelessness in Cornwall.
Commenting, St Austell and Newquay Member of Parliament Steve Double said:
“I am pleased to see the Government continue to prioritise homelessness reduction during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“It is vital that Cornwall Council use the funding it has been provided with from the Government to ensure those particularly vulnerable people who are homeless are assisted to move into accommodation during these difficult times, as well as the important follow-up work that then needs to be taken to break the cycle of homelessness and help them into a more long-term recovery.”
“Along with the £44million of previous funding to Cornwall Council , the £6.4million of un-ringfenced funding announced in October and the further funding to come during the coming lockdown, this Government is supporting Cornwall Council considerably and I will continue to work with all concerned to ensure that not only does this money continue to be made available, but also that Cornwall Council uses it appropriately for the benefit of all.”