More than £1m to be used to tackle homelessness in Norwich after councillors agree funding awards

PUBLISHED: 20:53 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:09 15 March 2018

More than £1m has been allocated to tackling homelessness in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

More than £1m has been allocated to tackling homelessness in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

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More than £1m is to be allocated to tackling homelessness in Norwich, after cabinet members approved two separate awards of funding.

The vast majority of this - around £900,000 - is to be awarded to a new consortium of nine organisations led by St Martins Housing Trust.

Following the expiration of a previous contract held by the organisation, the consortium was set up to provide a more collaborative approach to tackling the issue.

The consortium will consist of St Martins, YMCA Norfolk, Salvation Army, NHS City Reach Health Service, Mancroft Advice Project, The Feed, Shelter and Future Projects.

Gail Harris, who chaired the meeting, said: “It is exciting we will have so many people working together to find positive outcomes to this issue.”

An additional contract, of £160,000, was awarded to Petit Port to provide temporary accommodation for homeless families in the city, with members unanimously agreeing to the award.

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