rough sleepers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/1801
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your £4.2m boost for vulnerable rough sleepers is very welcome; but do you think the benefits of this could be undermined by Westminster City Council's decision  to cut  the Council budget for rough sleeping and supported housing  by over £800,000 just weeks after the Council's own figures showed the number of those out on the streets had more than doubled , and having already lost 30 bed spaces in 2015 with the closure of the Bayswater hostel?

Answer

Answer for rough sleepers

Answer for rough sleepers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My officers have worked closely with Westminster City Council, which is represented on my 'No Nights Sleeping Rough' taskforce, to ensure that their current and planned future services for this client group complement the new services being funded from the £4.2m.