VULNERABLE people in Shropshire who were housed during the pandemic will be helped to stay in accommodation this year, following new Government funding.

The funding from the Next Steps Accommodation Programme was announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, as part of the Government’s commitment to ending rough sleeping by homeless people everywhere for good.

Shropshire Council is one of 274 local authorities who will receive a share of the £91.5m of Government funding to ensure interim accommodation and support for the most vulnerable people by helping them into the private rented sector; securing interim accommodation such as supported housing and assessing the wider support these people need in order to rebuild their lives.

The council will receive £123,500 of the Government funding for this work with vulnerable people

Shropshire Council has also put in a bid for a share of a further £161 million.