Extra Welsh Government Funding to Tackle Homelessness in Wrexham

Wrexham is set to benefit from additional Welsh Government funding aimed at tackling youth homelessness and rough sleeping.

The £2.1m fund was originally announced in August and local Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths urged Wrexham Council to apply.

In total, 4 local authorities will share £2.6m after a further £500,000 was added to the allocation.

Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths said: “After urging the Local Authority to bid for the additional Welsh Government investment in August, I am pleased Wrexham has received the extra funding.”

“Homelessness has become a key issue locally in recent months and although relevant local groups and agencies were helping tackle the issues, there needed to be greater leadership and organisation from the Local Authority.  I am attending the ‘Gold Level Group’ meetings, recently set up by Wrexham Council, which are convening regularly, helping coordinate services appropriately and developing longer-term solutions.”

“I am sure this additional Welsh Government investment will be welcomed and can have a positive impact.”

The funding has been allocated to projects which tackle rough sleeping, youth homelessness, mental health and homelessness as well as supporting people to find housing in the private rented sector.

Along with Wrexham, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport will benefit from the capital funding, which will look to increase the capacity of emergency night provision for rough sleepers.