Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness.
Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here.
The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling the root causes that can lead to someone losing their home.
Cllr John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We are delighted with the news that our application for the homelessness prevention trailblazer opportunity has been successful – it sends out a clear message that Birmingham is a city where we will all work together to eradicate homelessness.
“It is particularly pleasing the government has recognised the ambition of our bid, which will be delivered with a range of partners, helping people accessing our services to get back on their feet.
“Now the funding has been secured, to support existing funding we have previously protected for homelessness, we are looking forward to working with Solihull Council in tackling rough sleepers and youth homelessness through our programme.”
Note to editors: The partners working on this Birmingham project are: Birmingham City Council, St Basil’s, Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid, Crisis, Shelter, SIFA Fireside, Midland Heart, South Birmingham Young Homeless Project, YMCA, CCGs, BSHMHFT, Trident Reach, Salvation Army, West Midlands Fire Service, Housing Justice, West Midlands Police, CGL, CRC, National Probation Service
More information on this is available, courtesy of the Birmingham Mail website, here.