£1mill to help those at risk of homelessness

£1mill to help those at risk of homelessness

Published by KLFM
5:40am 23rd March 2018.

A million pounds is being invested to help people at risk of homelessness in Breckland.

It's a growing problem in Norfolk and there's been a worrying rise in King's Lynn recently.

Now Breckland District Council has voted to spend this money to support those at risk of ending up on the streets.

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The money will help provide new temporary accommodation.

The ones in the area aren't often suitable for families and they're expensive to maintain.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council Executive Member for Growth said:

"Perhaps due to long-term sickness or unemployment, families or individuals can find themselves in crisis and at risk of homelessness.

"We have a duty to support these vulnerable people and, by providing temporary accommodation and offering support and advice, we can help them get back on their feet and find a more permanent home."

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