The chief executive of a Worcestershire charity awarded almost £100,000 to tackle the problem of homelessness in the county has welcomed the cash injection.
Jean Templeton, who runs St Basils in North Worcestershire, said the money would be used to help young people become more independent.
This grant has been awarded at a time where we are seeing an increase in young people sleeping rough in Worcestershire and where services are at their most stretched with ‘Housing Related Support’ services being reduced.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with the local authorities to ensure that vulnerable young people get the appropriate support in finding a solution for their housing needs and to avoid a rough sleeping crisis.
In addition, we will be able to equip them with the skills and resilience they need to become independent.
Almost £100,000 has been awarded to a homelessness project in Worcestershire to help young people with nowhere to go.
The Duty and Crisis Project, run by charity St Basils, says the number of young people in need of help finding accommodation in the north of the county is on the rise - so much so that demand for places is outstripping supply.
This means more and more young people sleeping rough, or 'sofa surfing'.
The charity has been named among 30 across the country to get a grant to help get people off the streets.
The £97,970 cash will be used to help young people fins a home, or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place by working with them and with council services to find a solution.
The grant is part of a £20million Homelessness Transition Fund from the government.