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Supporting rough sleepers

SMART have been commissioned to provide rough sleepers support across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. We are working in partnership with Open Door (Milton Keynes), Signposts (Luton) and Kings Arms Project (Beds). The project is an exciting partnership across the 4 agencies and 2 mental health trusts.

We have been interviewing over the past 4 weeks and are delighted to announce that we have recruited 2 out of 3 roles needed for our team, most recently appointing a highly experienced Project Co-ordinator.

We are meeting with Inform in the middle of June who will provide our data recording system and once this is up and running and staff are fully trained we will be going live!

The project has two main aims:

  1. To reduce the current levels of rough sleeping across the area
  2. To prevent those at risk of becoming homeless from actually becoming homeless

We can’t wait to get out and about to provide this crucial service to those who need it in our communities. Our Project Co-ordinator will be providing an update on the project over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back for an update real soon.


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