Successful bid to boost rough-sleeper support

news bulletinArun District Council has successfully secured funding from central government for £318k to boost the work already being undertaken to tackle rough sleeping in the District by the Council and its partners. 

This funding will enable us to continue our support for rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness. It will allow for increased capacity in our assertive outreach and co-ordination work and extend the opening hours of the Hubs in Littlehampton and Bognor Regis operated by Turning Tides and Stonepillow respectively. 

In addition, more specialised support will be introduced to help people with complex needs such as substance abuse and mental health issues to live independently and avoid a return to street homelessness.

Cllr Pauline Gregory, Cabinet Member for Residential Services said: “We welcome the additional funding and the increased opportunities to develop new initiatives to help people off the streets and preventing homelessness in the first place.”