This theme-specific guidance must be read in conjunction with the main guidance notes

We recognise that groups working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness have had to adapt to delivering services via new channels as well as in new locations, with moves to house people in hotels or other temporary accommodation to enable self-isolating through the crisis period. We also know there have been increased needs for support around mental health and substance use, as well as from groups who were recently housed or who are hidden homeless, and with targeted groups who experience additional challenges (e.g. people with No Recourse to Public Funds, sex workers, people being released early from prison or from immigration detention). We are particularly keen to fund work that:

  • Supports increased provision around mental health to homeless people;
  • Enables services to be delivered in new locations or in new ways to reach people;
  • Provides focused advice services to enable people to sustain accommodation or positively progress beyond the crisis period; and/or
  • Ensures identified groups who need additional/targeted support can access this.