District Council's new Rough Sleeping Prevention Team
May 29, 2019
EAST Lindsey District Council, in collaboration with partners, will launch the new Rough Sleeping Prevention team in June following an award of £142,813 from the Government's Rough Sleeping Initiative.
Working through a recruitment programme and with partners, the new team, will be based in Skegness, and will deliver specific interventions aimed at reducing rough sleeping in the district directly supporting those who find themselves sleeping rough, or those who are at risk of rough sleeping.
Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, Councillor Wendy Bowkett said: "This team will help transform our approach to rough sleeping. Working with the charity P3 who help to deliver services to improve people's lives and communities, we hope to make a positive difference to the District by creating a more effective, timely and responsive housing pathway".
"The Council will work closely with partner organisations to ensure a multi-agency approach as well as trying to improve access to accommodation within the district or providing support to return to an area where an individual has a local connection".
Jonny Goldsmith, Operations Manager for P3, said: "We are incredibly excited to be involved in what we feel is a genuine collaboration between two organisations that share the same vision - that no one should have to sleep on the streets of East Lindsey. By building on the partnership that is already in place, sharing our skills and expertise - as well as drawing on the skills and expertise of wider partners - we're confident that we can make a significant impact on rough sleeping across the District over the coming months".
For more information on how to help rough sleepers, visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/roughsleepers