Sadiq Khan

200 new homes confirmed for rough sleepers and domestic abuse victims

Sadiq Khan (pictured above) has revealed plans to provide up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and domestic abuse victims leave hostels and refuges.

The mayor’s ‘move-on’ homes programme aims to help these people move into new homes, where they’ll be supported as they start to live more independently.

The first of the homes will be made available this autumn, with contracts totalling up to £25m being awarded to housing providers One Housing Group and Resonance Real Lettings Property Fund, which will collectively deliver 190 homes.

“These homes will offer a vital steppingstone as [former rough sleepers and victims of domestic violence] are supported to live more independently and move on with their lives,” said Khan.

“It is now crucial the government urgently funds longer-term accommodation for former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse.”

Martin D’Mello, group director of health, care and support at One Housing, added: “One Housing has a long history of helping and supporting people get back on their feet.

“We provide homes, support and care which gives them the skills they need to move towards sustainable independence.”

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