A Government grant of £312,000 will go towards tackling homelessness in Wiltshire, according to Wiltshire Council.
The money will be used by the council to fund extra night shelter spaces, and five extra staff – three new outreach workers, a dedicated housing adviser and a project co-ordinator.
The council said the outreach staff will support vulnerable people living on the streets and help them to access services.
“They will have skills in helping people with a wide range of needs, including financial problems, physical and mental health conditions, as well as drug and alcohol addictions.”
The cash will support winter night shelters in Devizes, Chippenham, and three high support places in a hostel in Salisbury run by Alabare.
The council hopes more funding will be made available in 2019/20.
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