£2m scheme to help make Liverpool a city 'free of homelessness'

The £2m scheme is one of several being rolled out across the country. Credit: PA

Almost 600 vulnerable people across the Liverpool City Region will receive specialist support through a new £2.1m initiative to prevent homelessness and reduce rough sleeping.

The innovative project aims to stop the cycle of homelessness by intervening at the earliest opportunity to give those at risk financial advice, mental health support, or other services.

The funding will be used across a two-year period in a joint project with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the Government, councils and the voluntary sector.

The announcement comes as Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP sets out the Government’s blueprint to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it altogether by 2027.

It is one of a network of Government-funded projects – called Homelessness Prevention Trailblazers – across the country.