9th January 2020

South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne has welcomed over half a million pounds of government funding to tackle homelessness in Shropshire.

Shropshire has been awarded over £535,000 to tackle rough sleeping in the country, through the Flexible Homelessness Support Grant and the Homelessness Reduction Act allocation. The Government has committed to eliminating rough sleeping in the term of this parliament and to enforce fully the Homelessness Reduction Act.

The two funds give local authorities more control and flexibility in managing homelessness pressures and supporting those who are at risk of homelessness. Before Christmas, the government announced the allocation of £263 million in funding to local authorities designed to support them to deliver services to tackle homelessness - an increase of £23m on the previous year.

Mr Dunne said: “Shropshire has a less visible homelessness problem that more urban areas, but it does exist in our county, from rough sleeping to sofa surfing. So I am pleased the Shropshire will secure over half a million pounds to help tackle this issue.”

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Image by Olga Lionart from Pixabay

For the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For the latest medical advice visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

For business support click here


Click here to signup to my newsletter.


Advice Surgeries

All face to face surgeries are cancelled until further notice

If you wish to speak to Philip directly, please telephone 01584 872187, leaving your phone number and Jane will call you back to arrange a time for you to speak to him.