Search

Brent Council plan to launch £2m project to help homeless singles in the borough

15:54 11 January 2017

Cllr Harbi Farah is Brent Council's cabinet member for housing,

Cllr Harbi Farah is Brent Council's cabinet member for housing,

Archant

Council chiefs are seeking approval to launch a £2million programme which aims to tackle homelessness in the borough.

The new project will help hundreds of vulnerable and single people who are ineligible for social housing.

The council will receive a government grant of almost £1m to launch the scheme and needs the green light from cabinet members to match that amount in funding from its own coffers.

Cllr Harbi Farah, Brent Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Far too many Londoners are either homeless or at risk of losing their homes - this is unacceptable. Like most boroughs, government cuts to our funding have made it harder to help people as quickly as we’d like.

“This new money will make a big difference and, if agreed, will be a big boost to our voluntary partners, who do excellent and essential work under incredibly challenging circumstances.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Ingrid Schultz, 65, travelled abroad, dined out at restaurants and splashed out on shopping sprees after pocketing £10,000 over five years.

Jason De Sousa, 21, was arrested yesterday and will appear at Hendon Magistrates Court today while a 20-year-old has been bailed until March.

Police and the London Fire Brigade were called shortly before 1pm after 60mph winds blew off a section of roofing which fell outside Costa Coffee.

A sports centre in Sudbury is urging people to sign up for a charity swim.

Jurors failed to reach verdicts last week on charges of rape and sexual assault regarding an incident at York University in June 2014.

The sausage dog, named Bob, was born completely deaf but is now on the lookout for his pawfect home thanks to The Mayhew.

Shock figures have revealed that Brent has the highest number of newly reported cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the capital.

Yesterday, 16:42

A community centre in a deprived area in Queen’s Park which offers advice services for vulnerable residents has been praised by the mayor of Westminster.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now