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To ensure there is emergency provision as well, we’ve agreed with @PHE_uk guidelines for opening night shelters as a last resort. We’re making £2m available for the amazing charities and faith groups that run them to help them adapt and continue to provide services. 4/5
Our total financial commitment to tackling rough-sleeping this year is now over half a billion pounds. Today we’ve made another £10m available for councils so they can plan Covid secure accommodation for cold weather this winter - in addition to the existing funding. 3/5
We asked each local authority to produce a detailed plan to support those helped off the streets. We funded this with £100m of new money this year. We’ve also invited proposals to buy, rent or refurbish homes, creating 6,000 “move on” units, backed by over £400m. 2/5
According to new research small housebuilding sites are taking 60 months to gain planning permission. Some as long as 4 years. This is why we’re reforming planning to help smaller builders and unlock new homes. Interesting ideas in this report.👇 lichfields.uk/content/insigh…