“This additional funding will add to a wide range of services the Council provides to prevent and tackle homelessness."
Bradford Council has been given over £200,000 of government funding to help home rough sleepers.
The Council will work with district homelessness organisations to appoint two ‘Navigators’. They will be specialist support workers, to assist rough sleepers from the authority’s Bradford-based street outreach hub.
The Navigators will work intensively with 10 to 15 people with a range of complex needs, providing them with creative, flexible and wide-ranging support and settle them in long term housing.
The authority will also hire three additional support workers to help young people and those with additional needs to move into new accommodation and agree a plan to support them whilst they settle into their new home.
Steve Hartley, Strategic Director of the Department of Place, said: “This additional funding will add to a wide range of services the Council provides to prevent and tackle homelessness.
“The money will be used to intensively support some of the most vulnerable rough sleepers, many of whom have complex and enduring needs.”