Funding Announced to Help End Homelessness

We’re pleased to announce the award of £172,000 from the Scottish Government to support our 5 year Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help prevent homelessness and ensure homeless people get the help they need quickly .

The funding is part of the £50 million Ending Homelessness Together fund announced by the First Minister to support the prevention of homelessness and the implementation of the recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

As a key part of these recommendations, each local authority submitted their Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to the Scottish Government by 31 December 2018. Soon we will publish our plan, following feedback received from the Scottish Government. The plan outlines a number of actions under five priorities to achieve rapid rehousing in Angus, developed with extensive consultation with partners, stakeholders and the community:

  • PRIORITY 1: Increase focus on prevention to stop homelessness happening in the first place
  • PRIORITY 2: Ensure households get through the homeless system faster
  • PRIORITY 3: Ensure homeless households can access existing housing
  • PRIORITY 4: Ensure homeless households can access the right type of support
  • PRIORITY 5: Increase affordable housing supply to meet needs of homeless households

The distribution of the remaining £16 million funding for 2020/21 and 2021/22 will be subject to further consideration of potential options by the Scottish Government and COSLA.

Communities Convener, Mark Salmond said

We welcome the additional funding which will help us and our partners deliver a number of initiatives identified to make the change to rapid rehousing that we are all committed to. We will continue to work in partnership with the Scottish Government to support the strong, determined national effort to end rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation and end homelessness.

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