No Second Night Out Extends to York as homelessness rises
- 02 Jan
York are to launch the initiative that has been trialed in London, intending to put an end to rough sleepers spending more than one night on the streets.
The scheme will work along side other homelessness agencies in the city and will be launched by Archbishop John Sentamu next week.
The programme has been developed with organisations including the Salvation Army, the Peasholme Charity, York Council and charity the Richmond Fellowship, and is expected to have a preventative effect following an increase in rough sleepers in York.
Despite being relatively low, the numbers of rough sleepers in York has risen from an average of 2 rough sleepers per night to 8, in the last twelve months, which has prompted them to introduce the scheme.
No Second Night Out has been proven successful in London where it was first started as a trial in 2011, and Mayor of London announced last month that it will end it's pilot phase this year, and be introduced as a new contract running until March 2015. The government is expected to be introducing it nationally following its proven success.
Tracey Simpson-Laing, cabinet member for housing at York Council, said:
Evidence shows that people from all walks of life can end up sleeping on the streets.
Rough sleepers in the city need support and advice to make the best decision for their health, wellbeing and security.
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