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  • Department of Health to fund homelessness scheme

    "Simply providing accommodation is not enough to prevent homelessness, and it is vital that vulnerable people can access a range of support and lead independent lives."

    Young homeless people are soon to find accommodation in sheltered housing schemes and unused hostels. It has been announced that the Department of Health (DoH) is to fund £40m towards two projects which will provide accommodation for young youths. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have announced they will fund £1.5m to this scheme along with the DoH, totalling £41.5m.

    The total of £41.5 million will be shared between 'Homelessness Change' and 'Platform for Life'-

    21st of August 2014
  • Posted Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Emily Wightman

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