City MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart have welcomed an extra £1,724,847 Government spending to help reduce homelessness in Milton Keynes.
The new funding will give local authorities more control and flexibility in managing homelessness pressures and supporting those who at risk of homelessness.
Both Milton Keynes MPs met with homelessness charities the MK YMCA, Winter Night Shelter and MK Homelessness Partnership on Friday to discuss what more they can do to support vulnerable people locally.
Ben commented: “This extra money for Milton Keynes is extremely important and will be vital for vulnerable people and homeless people in our city.
“The work the MK YMCA, Winter Night Shelter and MK Homelessness Partnership are already doing to both prevent homelessness and support people who are already homeless is so important.
“I will continue to lobby the Government to ensure MK gets the right funding and support it needs to protect vulnerable people in our community and ensure a sustainable future with affordable and appropriate housing.”
Iain said: “Ben and I had a really constructive meeting at the YMCA, and had an update on their exciting expansion plans.
“We will continue to work with them and the other local organisations dedicated to helping homeless people and rough sleepers.”