24 May Harlow Council applies for government funding to help rough sleepers
Harlow Council has applied for government funding to help rough sleepers.
The Council has asked for £250,000 from a targeted £30m fund which aims to reduce the number of people rough sleeping before and throughout the next winter period.
Councillor Mark Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “We see rough sleeping everywhere, not just in Harlow, and the increase in figures locally speaks for itself. People want to see more done to help get rough sleepers into housing and into a more settled situation.”
There were 24 rough sleepers in Harlow when the last estimated rough sleeper count took place in November 2017. This figure has continued to increase every year since 2010 when there were 7 rough sleepers in the town.