Conservatives welcome funding to help people off the streets in Cumbria

Rough sleepers across Cumbria are to be helped off the street thanks to £80,000 funding.


The money is part of a total investment of £46 million announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire for local authorities to help the homeless into safe accommodation


As well as helping the most vulnerable with the support they need, the funding will also help authorities increase existing accommodation and provide new temporary accommodation, including night shelters and hostel spaces.


The money, which is part of a £100 million funding plan by the Conservative Government to end rough sleeping by 2027, has been welcomed by Millom Cllr Ged McGrath, the Conservative Mayoral Candidate for Copeland.


He said: “This funding will help provide the right support to those who have fallen on hard times and shows the government is committed to helping the most vulnerable in society off the streets and back on to their feet.”


Commenting on the announcement, Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: “No one should ever have to face a night on the streets, and as Conservatives we are committed to ending rough sleeping for good.


“We are taking the necessary steps to make that happen, already providing 1,750 additional beds and 500 more support staff for the most vulnerable people in our society.


“But we must keep up the momentum and that’s why we are giving this funding to areas and projects that need it, ensuring progress continues to be made and people are given the help they need to turn their lives around.”