NOAH Enterprise awarded £250,000 by the Government to help reduce rough sleeping in Luton
Communities across England are to get up to £250k each to adopt No Second Night Out – an initiative that aims to ensure that anyone who ends up on the streets gets helped quickly so they don’t spend a second night out. The grants are part of an £8m pot being awarded by the Gorvernment through the Homelessness Transition Fund to just 41 projects across England that aim to help ensure that no one lives on our streets.
NOAH Enterprise was selected in Luton to work with some of the most excluded and entrenched rough sleepers in the town. The outreach team from NOAH will be going out on to the streets to encourage rough sleepers to access the extensive range of services at NOAH’s welfare centre including helping them into stable accommodation.
Chief Executive Jim O’Connor said “We are all thrilled to have been awarded this grant. It ensures that a vital service to individuals, the community and the town can continue. No-one wants to see people sleeping on the streets, not least those who feel they have no option. At NOAH we work to rebuild broken lives and help individuals to integrate back into our community.”
The £20m independent Fund was set up to help support the national rough sleeping strategy “Vision to end rough sleeping: No Second Night Out”.