The Government has confirmed £315.8 million in funding through the Homelessness Prevention Grant will be made available to local authorities in 2022/23 to support them to deliver services to prevent and tackle homelessness.
This includes £1,735,718 for Cornwall Council as well as £48,235 to support the council to increase support to homeless domestic abuse victims following the landmark Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
Welcoming the news was St Austell and Newquay’s Member of Parliament Steve Double, who said:
“The Government has made excellent progress on its commitment to end rough sleeping, with rough sleeping levels falling 37% between 2019 and 2020. The Spending Review committed a further £2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the next three years to build on this progress and I am pleased to see Cornwall Council substantially benefitting from this.”
“One person homeless on our streets is one too many and I look forward to seeing the new administration at Cornwall Council continue their plans to eradicate homelessness and address Cornwall’s housing crisis.”