Stuart welcomes support for vulnerable rough sleepers in Pudsey

Stuart has welcomed new investment announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire, to help support rough sleepers into safe and stable accommodation where they can rebuild their lives.

The Leeds area is set to receive an £80,000 boost to help vulnerable people get the specialist support they need to keep them off the streets for good. The money for the Rapid Rehousing Pathway will fund innovative local schemes which will help those sleeping rough off the streets for good, as well as specialist support to help them back on their feet.

As part of this, new support workers will act as a single point of contact to help people with complex needs such as substance abuse and mental health problems to get the advice and support they need to turn their lives around. Dedicated letting agents will also be funded to provide advice and housing for those sleeping on the streets.

Stuart said: “No one should ever have to face a night on the streets, and it’s great to see money being invested into something that affects people in the Leeds area. This new support will mean vulnerable people can get the specialist support they need to get back on their feet and turn their lives around.”