Harrogate Homeless Hostel on Bower Street in Harrogate will receive £242,655 to adopt the ‘No Second Night Out initiative’, enabling the public to quickly identify people sleeping rough and provide them with the accommodation and support they need to get themselves off the streets.
Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, has welcomed new funding from the Government to tackle homelessness in our area.
Andrew Jones MP with Brian Turner, then Chairman of Harrogate Homeless Project at the re-opening of the refurbished hostel on Bower Street
The Government has allocated £8 million of funding to communities across the country as part of plans to develop a national network of homelessness support.
Andrew Jones MP said:
Everyone in Harrogate & Knaresborough should be able to count on a safe, warm place to stay and I welcome this help from the Government to support that.
I look forward to working with the Homeless Project to make sure that nobody spends a second night out on the streets and those in difficulty are given every chance to rebuild their lives.
Mr Jones is a strong supporter of the Homeless Project and visited the Springboard drop-in centre’s second anniversary celebrations at Wesley Chapel in September and re-opened the hostel on Bower Street following a refurbishment in October 2010.
Praising the project’s manager, Liz Hancock, Mr Jones continued:
Liz and the team do great work and are making a real difference to people’s lives. This new funding will be a well-deserved boost for them and I look forward to hearing how the cash is changing people’s lives in this area.