A recent press release from the Government announced new funding will supply £3 million to Jobcentres in order to help support homeless people. This money will see staff from the Jobcentres assisting people living on the streets, on the streets, or in charity run day centres where people without homes may be using the services. Building on the Governments Homelessness Reduction Act, this work could further support verifying identification to set up claims for benefits, assisting with opening bank accounts, pausing requirements to look for work while finding stable housing, making regular payments to help pay for housing and signposting to drug, alcohol and other support services.
Minister for Homelessness, Luke Hall said:
“As Minister for Homelessness, it’s my priority to ensure that we reduce all forms of homelessness and rough sleeping.
“And while our interventions are working there is still more to do. Today’s announcement will mean homeless people get the support they need to get back on their feet and find new work.”
Read the full press release here.