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Joint bid secures £200,000 to help tackle rough sleeping


Person sleeping on a bench to illustrate homelessness

Together with St Albans City and District Council, we've secured a £150,000 share of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund for 2019-2020. We've also been granted £50,000 to provide outreach services via the fund. This joint bid will allow both districts to reach out to those who live on the streets, as well as the growing number of street beggars who already have a home of their own.

Natasha Beresford, Dacorum Borough Council's Group Manager for Strategic Housing, said: “We are committed to tackling homelessness in the borough. Our approach was endorsed last year when we achieved the 10 local challenges set out by the National Practitioner Support Service gold standard, so I'm delighted that this grant funding will allow us to expand our activities at no cost to Dacorum’s Council Tax payers.

"We will now be able to fund initiatives to help those most in need on our streets and signpost them to the services that can help them overcome their problems.”

Our Strategic Housing Team has been proactive in delivering a new homelessness strategy and working to eradicate rough sleeping through its successful No Second Night Out campaign.

If you have a question about homelessness prevention, please email homelessnessprevention@dacorum.gov.uk or telephone 01442 228000 and ask for Homeless Prevention.

There's more information about housing advice, homelessness prevention and help for people wishing to stay in their own home on our Homeless or at risk of homelessness page.