We are working in partnership with Braintree District Council to provide housing in the local area. The funding was received from the Next Steps Accommodation Programme, a government scheme to provide help to rough sleepers.
We will own and manage the accommodation and the funding will help towards the cost of an additional staff member to provide support to prevent people from returning to sleeping rough.
Nacro runs multiple housing services across the country, offering different levels of support accommodation for different groups of people.
Simon Hughes, Head of Housing and Support at Nacro, said: “Nacro are very excited to have this opportunity to support people in Braintree move away from rough sleeping and towards stability and independence. Having a stable home is the foundation to moving forwards in so many other areas of life.”
Braintree District Council comment
Cllr Kevin Bowers, Cabinet Member for Housing, Assets and Skills, said: “We are proud to be working with Nacro to help provide further accommodation for rough sleepers. Being able to provide stable accommodation and tailored support will help prevent people from returning to rough sleeping and begin to rebuild their lives.”
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