Support For Rough Sleeper Initiatives - Our Reaction

Homeless

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced this week it will make available 6,000 new supported housing units as part of their commitment to end rough sleeping. A total of 3,300 of these will be available in the next 12 months.

Alabaré welcomes the Government’s commitment to ensure rough sleepers are provided a long-term solution to the crisis of homelessness. Following the success of the Everyone In initiative, which saw the Government act quickly to house rough sleepers at the beginning if the pandemic, it is crucial that this support is maintained.  There is a huge opportunity for individuals, organisations and the Government to come together over the next few months to make a lasting impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

Working together, we want to ensure that every rough sleeper leaving emergency accommodation is given housing to move on to and ongoing support.  It is essential that these transitional plans are in place. Over the last two months, Alabaré has been supporting around 350 clients in our homes and services, over 75% of whom have underlying health conditions*.  Thanks to help from partners, trust and the generosity of the public, we have been able to keep our homes and services open, residents safe from this horrendous illness, and help stop the spread. 

But the battle is not yet won, and now it is more important than ever as our country starts to rebuild that we make sure provision is there for those who are still vulnerable. We have the skills and experience to help those with complex problems overcome their challenges and break the cycle of homelessness and will support these initiatives to help provide a long-term home and successful new life for them.

We are committed to providing:

  • Support and accommodation is available to rough sleepers including those coming out of emergency accommodation
  • Support is available to anyone facing homelessness, including as a result of future tenancy eviction or redundancy 
  • Support is available to anyone struggling with poor mental health or anxiety

 

For more information about our homes and services click here

 

*1st Sept 2019 to 1st March 2020

 

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