Thousands of rough sleepers will be offered a roof over their heads following multi-million pound investment

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THOUSANDS of rough sleepers will be offered a roof over their heads following a multi-million pound investment, the Government has said.

The £212million will be handed to councils to deliver 6,000 new homes for the homeless.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a £212million investment to end homelessness

Ministers claim it will help end homelessness by 2024 and allow people to rebuild their lives.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “We are making the biggest ever investment in longer-term accommodation for rough sleepers so they can have a secure, safe and comfortable home and rebuild their lives.

“Councils have played an outstanding role in protecting rough sleepers throughout the pandemic and today’s funding is a further opportunity to work together to achieve our mission of ending rough sleeping once and for all.” 

But it falls far short of the nearly 37,000 people that were housed by ministers, charities and homeless organisations during the pandemic to stop Covid spreading like wildfire.

The Government was praised yesterday for its ‘Everyone In’ programme – but it’s unclear what will happen to the thousands of people still in temporary accommodation.

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