Mid Sussex District Council has been given £549,818 from the Government’s Next Steps Accommodation Programme for projects that help homeless people transition to long-term homes. The majority of the funding will be used by MSDC, Worthing Homes and the homelessness charity Turning Tides to set up a new supported housing project for rough sleepers. The remaining resources will go towards a winter support fund for rough sleepers.
Mid Sussex MP Mims Davies comments:
“This award is fantastic news and I believe will provide a new hope for those who unfortunately are finding themselves in situations of homelessness and needing to sleep rough. Now more than ever during the pandemic, it is critical that this vulnerable group is provided with safe, sustainable alternatives to homelessness and I will work closely with MSDC to see that the projects’ targets and aims are realised, with lives changed for the better as a result”.
Councillor Andrew MacNaughton, MSDC Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning said:
“This funding will enable us to create suitable long-term accommodation for six people who otherwise would be living in temporary accommodation or lost to the streets. Huge credit must go to Worthing Homes, Turning Tides and Mid Sussex District Council, who have all worked together to secure this grant and make a real difference for our community.”
Note to Editors:
- For more information on this funding stream visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-steps-accommodation-programme-guidance-and-proposal-templates