Corby Borough Council’s One Corby Policy Committee agreed a report at last night’s meeting (Tuesday 18th June) which aims to provide support and solutions to rough sleeping within the borough.
Thanks to successful funding bids and Corby Borough Council’s General Fund reserves, the Council will now start the process of creating a Night Shelter as well as recruiting an Outreach Worker and a Move-On Coordinator.
The proposed shelter, subject to planning consent, will be situated at the existing and suitable for needs property, Dorking House, on Dorking Walk, Corby, and will be used to deal with immediate homelessness to resolve or prevent rough sleeping.
The Council recently secured £115k from the Rough Sleeper Initiative Fund (RSIF) which will be used to employ an Outreach Worker to enable more engagement with rough sleepers and a Move-On Coordinator to assist in the support of facilitating moves into permanent accommodation.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Bob Eyles, said:
“This is a welcome report and I look forward to progress being made. The money granted will not only provide much need accommodation, but will also offer guidance and support to those in need, allowing them to take necessary steps in turning their life around.”