Funding to support people facing Multiple Disadvantage - Budget 2020
On the 11th March, the UK Government set out the 2020 Budget which committed to providing funding from the Shared Outcomes Fund programme to support individuals experiencing Multiple Disadvantage such as homelessness, substance misuse and reoffending.
The Budget included two important announcements for people facing multiple disadvantage:
- The Chancellor has committed £46 million to provide "improved support to individuals overcoming multiple complex needs, such as homelessness, reoffending and substance misuse." This money will form part of the Shared Outcomes Fund, an initiative to promote cross-departmental programmes.
- The Budget "confirms the £237 million announced by the Prime Minister for accommodation for up to 6,000 rough sleepers and provides a further £144 million for associated support services and £262 million for substance misuse treatment services which, when fully deployed, is expected to help more than 11,000 people a year."
Opportunity Nottingham welcomes the recent funding commitments that the Government has made for people facing Multiple Disadvantage.