£418,000 allocated to prevent homelessness in Wealden district
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The Homelessness Prevention Grant, financed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, provides funding for local authorities to reduce the risk of homelessness across the district.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, more than 1,671 Ukraine refugees are being hosted in East Sussex and 728 in Wealden.
Councillor Rachel Milward, part of the ‘Alliance for Wealden’, Green Party Councillor for Hartfield and portfolio holder for Housing and Benefits, said, “This additional funding that has been allocated to the council will allow the continuation of support we provide to prevent vulnerable households from becoming homeless or threatened with homelessness.
“It will also provide a smooth transition for Ukrainian families going into privately rented accommodation and provide advice and support for guests faced with homelessness.”