New fund to improve the health of homeless people

Homes and Communities AgencyThe Homes and Communities Agency has announced a new £55 million fund to imporve the health of homeless people by upgrading existing accommodation and provide new housing.

The Homes and Communities Agency and the Greater London Authority are now inviting organisations to bid for a share of the £55 million funding.

The funding is available for two types of projects:

    • the Homeless Change project will provide upgraded hostel accommodation to improve physical and mental health outcomes for rough sleepers and to help reduce A&E attendances
    • the Platform for Life project will create new low-rent shared accommodation for young people who want to work, but are struggling to hold down a job or attend college because of a lack of stable housing

For more information or to apply to the fund, see the Homelessness Change and Platform for Life Funds 2015 to 2017: prospectus