Essex is trailblazing homelessness prevention
Essex is one of 28 local authorities nationwide chosen to become one of the Government’s network of homeless prevention ‘trailblazers’, following an announcement of £50m funding for new homelessness prevention schemes nationwide.
The far reaching and ambitious homeless prevention project – the first collaborative effort of its kind in Essex – has secured £890,000 of funding and could have a massive impact on how we tackle homelessness in the county, helping people before they lose their homes. Although direct responsibility for homelessness sits with district councils, Essex County Council bid for the funding to ensure a countywide approach was taken to homelessness, helping those most in need. Find out more about how this partnership project will be managed and how the funding will be spent.