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Government Funding to Support Homelessness Work in Tendring

The Government has awarded Tendring District Council (TDC) more than £72,000 to help tackle homelessness in the area.

In its announcement of funding for local authorities across the country, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has allocated TDC £72,485 for the Rough Sleeping Initiative for 2020-21.

The Government is aiming to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027.

TDC will use its allocation to work with partner agencies in support of the Homelessness Strategy, a draft of which is currently out for consultation.

Paul Honeywood, TDC Cabinet Member for Housing, said although the causes of homelessness could be many and varied – and often outside of the council’s direct control – TDC was determined to help everyone in the district.

“Whilst the number of people sleeping rough in Tendring is low, we want to intervene more quickly and, more importantly, do more to prevent it in the first place,” Cllr Honeywood said.

The draft Homelessness Strategy can be read online, and the webpage also contains details of how to respond to the consultation, which runs until 23 February: https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/housing/housing-strategies-policies

Alternatively a copy can be provided at the council’s offices in Pier Avenue, Clacton.


For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.