Pan-London Rough Sleeping Services

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2573
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you content for the proposed level of GLA investment in pan-London rough sleeping services to remain the same for the next four years (£8.45million per annum) when the number of rough sleepers in London has almost doubled in the last four years alone? What steps will you take to ensure that additional resources are made available to tackle rough sleeping where necessary?

Answer

Answer for Pan-London Rough Sleeping Services

Answer for Pan-London Rough Sleeping Services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Despite intense funding pressures, I am committed to maintaining the level of funding for rough sleeping services over the next five years. I have just published the new Rough Sleeping Commissioning Framework setting out how we will spend this money.

In addition to this, during the 2015-18 capital funding round, £30.5 million is available through the Homelessness Change and Platform for Life programmes, of which £15 million is provided by me, with £5 million being provided to fund a permanent home for No Second Night Out.