The Milton Keynes Initiatives Team

The Milton Keynes Initiatives Team help those who are rough sleeping in Milton Keynes to tackle the problems that led to their homlessness and create plans for a brighter future. The team work closely with rough sleepers forming supportive relationships with people who have otherwise lost trust, and have often been excluded from other services.

Working together for better results

The initiatives team works in partnership with local professional partners and housing providers in Milton Keynes but in particular with Milton Keynes County Council and Connexions.

Clear goals to support rough sleepers

The project has three main objectives:

1 – Work with those currently rough sleeping to relieve their homelessness, by finding them support for the complexity of issues they face and assist them into accommodation.

2 –  Work longer term with those housed via the outreach services in Milton Keynes to provide tenancy sustainment to those individuals who do not meet the requirements of the housing first pathway and prevent further rough sleeping and homelessness in the future.

3 –  Support and coordinate the reconnections pathway and services for any individuals looking to relocate back to their county/ country of origin.

Funding

The service is funded by the recent successful award to Milton Keynes from the MHCLG (Ministry of Housing) to support the Government’s commitment to ending homelessness by 2027. Funding is currently secured until March 2020.

Referrals

Referrals for this project are welcomed from:

  • Rough sleepers in Bedford
  • Members of the public
  • Agencies
  • Healthcare providers
  • Statutory services

To make a referral please email  info@roughsleeperpartnership.co.uk.

Members of the public are concerned about anyone sleeping rough, they can call the national 24 hour rough sleeping referral line ‘StreetLink’ on 0300 500 0914 or visit www.streetlink.org.uk

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