£1 million for homes for the homeless in Salisbury and beyond

HOMES for the homeless will be provided in Wiltshire thanks to £1 million of funding.

Wiltshire Council has been handed the cash after applying to the Government’s Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme, aiming to help people who are rough sleeping into stable, long-term homes.

The money will be used to provide seven, one-bedroom homes in Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury and Trowbridge, as well as two three-bedroom houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) in Devizes and Chippenham.

It will also help provide wraparound support to address substance misuse, trauma, wellbeing and mental health.

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Cllr Phil Alford, cabinet member for housing, strategic assets and asset transfer, said: “We are very pleased to have received this funding which will enable us to go further in delivering our Business Plan commitment to prevent homelessness and help people have a long-term place to stay and call their home.

“The funding means we can support adults with complex needs who may have a history of rough sleeping and require high levels of support and who are not yet ready for independent living.”

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