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£2.5 million funding for region's homeless

More homeless shelters and support staff to be provided Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire and Humber is to get £2.5 million to tackle homelessness.

The Government cash will be used to create rough sleeping coordinators and more night shelters and hostel spaces.

The money is part of the Government’s £100m Rough Sleeping Strategy announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire MP.

Government funding to tackle homelessness Credit: Press Association

The cash is for 59 new staff and 85 additional bed spaces.

Sheffield will receive the most money with £413,000, Leeds will get £385,000, while Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster will share £328,000.

North Lincolnshire council is also to get specific support staff for homeless people who have been relocated to an institution or leaving care.

Support workers for homeless people Credit: Press Association

Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:

The £100m-backed Rough Sleeping Strategy sets out this Government’s blueprint for ending rough sleeping for good across Yorkshire and Humber.

This is all part of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative to support rough sleepers in their area off the streets and into secure accommodation where they can get the help they need to rebuild their lives."

– Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
Local authority funding break down Credit: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government