Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

Justin Welcomes Half A Million Pound Top Up To Address Homelessness In Swindon

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that Swindon is set to receive an extra half a million pounds to support homeless people in Swindon.

The government announced this week that councils in England will receive an additional £109 million in 2024/25 via a top up to the Homelessness Prevention Grant, with Swindon benefitting from a £533,164 top up.

Earlier this year it was announced that Swindon would be allocated £1,973,612 in 2024/2025 as part of the Homelessness Prevention Grant, and the additional funding will boost Swindon’s allocation to £2,506,776.

This funding can be used flexibly – for example, to offer financial support for people to find a new home or to work with landlords to prevent evictions, among other preventative measures, or to provide temporary accommodation.

This funding forms part of the £120 million UK-wide funding announced at Autumn Statement 2023 to help councils address homelessness pressures and support Ukrainian guests who can no longer remain in sponsorship in 2024/25.

Justin Tomlinson MP said: “This is excellent news that the Government is providing more than £2.5 million to address homelessness in Swindon. The additional funding will support some of the most vulnerable people in Swindon and help them secure stable housing.”

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