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Council's support on World Homeless Day 2021

Today (Sunday 10 October) is World Homeless Day and MK Council has been working throughout the pandemic to help people sleeping rough and prevent homelessness.

Extending vital support for homeless vulnerable adults – the council is giving more life-changing support to young parents and vulnerable adults by extending funding for two in-demand services run The Salvation Army.

MK Council buys 30 homes for rough sleepers – we've bought 30 new homes for people previously sleeping rough in MK, after a successful bid for national funding.

Old Bus Station to be converted into overnight homelessness accommodation – the council's recently secured planning permission to transform the old bus stationinto a new homelessness provision. The space will include new shower and washing facilities and access to a large kitchen area.

Cash incentives for landlords who offer longer tenancies – landlords in Milton Keynes can receive up to £2,670 as a cash incentive from MK Council if they’re able to offer longer tenancies to families that have been made homeless by the current private rental sector.

Reconnecting families – we’ve teamed up with national charity DePaul to offer support and mediation to more than 100 young people and families facing homelessness.

Nightstop – DePaul are also helping us recruit local volunteers to take in those at risk of homelessness. Nightstop prevents young people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness from having to spend a night on the streets by placing them in the homes of volunteer hosts.


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