£30 million Support for Rough Sleepers 

The government recently announced £30M as part of a rough sleeping initiative. £354,933 will be dedicated to Walsall to support those who are sleeping rough and those at risk. It includes more outreach workers, specialist mental health workers and more bed spaces.

This is the first step in a wider strategy to reduce rough sleeping, look out for a publication in July to set out how the government will meet the commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027.