Michael welcomed the Government's Everyone In plan at the start of the pandemic to support rough sleepers and help get them off our streets, which has helped support thousands of vulnerable people, and this Government is determined to sustain this progress.
As part of the announcement today from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP of over £150 million to provide more than 3,000 new homes for rough sleepers across England, Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole are to receive over £6,000,000 of additional funding from the Government. This is part of our £433 million investment to deliver 6,000 new homes for rough sleepers by 2024.
This funding also sits alongside the £91.5 million we are providing councils to support vulnerable people and provide short term accommodation over the coming months, as well as our £10 million Cold Weather Fund to help councils to keep rough sleepers safe this winter.
As we build Britain back better, we are determined to ensure some of the most vulnerable in our society have the stability and security a longer term home can provide as they start to rebuild their lives.