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Funding boost to support the homeless across the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership

The three sovereign councils which form the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership have each been awarded a share of Government funding to help protect vulnerable people from homelessness.

The Government has issued a £654m funding package from the Homelessness Prevention Grant to all councils in England.

The funding will help provide support to those who need it the most in East Lindsey, Boston and South Holland over the next two years.

East Lindsey District Council has been awarded £878,442 for the next two years, Boston Borough Council has received £294,284 and South Holland District Council £353,614.

The funding will help support existing teams in their ongoing work to support the vulnerable and homeless.

In a joint statement, Cllr William Gray Portfolio Holder for Communities at East Lindsey District Council, Cllr Martin Griggs Portfolio Holder for Housing & Communities at Boston Borough Council and Cllr Christine Lawton Portfolio Holder for HRA & Private Sector Housing at South Holland District Council said: "We know being homeless or threatened with homelessness can be very frightening and cause anxiety and stress. Our teams work with partner agencies and are committed to doing everything possible to advise and assist vulnerable residents with their housing options.

"This additional funding announced by the Government is a welcome boost to help our teams across the Partnership support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities over the next two years."

The Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Felicity Buchan said: "Everyone should have a safe and secure home. This Government is determined to prevent homelessness and to get vulnerable families and individuals the support they need. Whether it's emergency housing, support to pay a deposit, or mediation to prevent eviction, the package will provide help to those who need it the most at the discretion of those who know them best."

For help and advice on housing in East Lindsey, visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/HousingAdvice; for Boston visit www.boston.gov.uk/article/20651/Housing and for South Holland, visit www.sholland.gov.uk/housing

 

6 January 2023