Young People and Children First welcomes the announcement from West Berkshire Council that they have received an additional £475,000 from the Government Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI). The fund is to help to further reduce rough sleeping from April 2020. This new funding supplements existing funding that is already committed for the same period.

We continue to work with the Council and other Homeless services to ensure care leavers and homeless (aged 16-25 years old) always have a safe place to stay.

Hilary Cole, West Berkshire Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Homelessness said:

“We are delighted that our bid was successful. The cash will enable us to continue the work we did in 2018/9 and this financial year to help more rough sleepers into safe accommodation.”

See more information about the new funding here.