Nottinghamshire County Council leader Ben Bradley MP reacts to this morning’s announcement that the county will receive £1,277,900 to help rough sleepers to get off the streets.
The funding has been allocated to councils across England and will support vital projects such as shelters, specialist mental health or addiction services, and targeted support to help rough sleepers off the streets for good.
It will be used by councils, charities and other local groups to fund up to 14,500 bed spaces and 2,700 support staff across England.
Other councils in Nottinghamshire also receive the funds below:
Ashfield District Council £25,000
Bassetlaw District – £5,000
Broxtowe Borough Council – £60,000
Gedling Borough Council – £25,000
Mansfield District Council – £392,289
Newark & Sherwood District Counci – £25,000
Nottingham City Council – £2,068,790
Nottinghamshire County Council – £1,277,900
Rushcliffe Borough Council £25,000
• More detail on this story here – Nottinghamshire councils given further £4 million in next stage of rough sleeping programme