Rough Sleepers Initiative

Rough Sleepers Initiative

A UK government project which spanned 1990–1999, which was designed to provide emergency shelter for homeless people (i.e., rough sleepers), and reduce their total number. Whilst the RSI was based in London, similar initiatives have been taken in other parts of the UK, although London continues to have the UK’s largest rough sleeper problem.
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"The number of people found was very concerning, particularly given the recent successes of the rough sleepers initiative. This problem is getting worse and worse.
Homes for street homeless people: an evaluation of the rough sleepers initiative. London: Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions, 1999.
He said: "A foyer is not a drug rehabilitation centre, nor is it a rough sleepers initiative or a hostel for wayward young people.
They included agriculture, a rough sleepers initiative, further education colleges and waste and environmental measures.
The College Park Tavern - which is really in west London - has been taken over by the Rough Sleepers Initiative for conversion into flats.
The report says that the numbers of homeless people reached unacceptable levels in the 1990s when the previous government set up the Rough Sleepers Initiative to combat the problem.
"Under our Rough Sleepers Initiative, we are trying to make sure that no-one slips through the net.
There are 16 family maisonettes and 48 flats, plus two flats adapted for wheelchair users, and a block of nine flats financed by the government's Rough Sleepers initiative for homeless people.
"We've worked with local charities and landlords to help people off the streets and into accommodation but we've still seen a 600pc increase in rough sleepers which is why this new funding from the government's rough sleepers initiative is welcome.
Scots Community Minister Wendy Alexander revealed the pounds 6million grant to the Rough Sleepers Initiative at a hostel in Edinburgh.
"As part of our drive to eradicate the problem by 2002, we recently doubled funding for the Rough Sleepers Initiative to pounds 30 million.
More than 43,000 people had nowhere to go last year, compared to 41,000 in 1997 - despite a pounds 30million Rough Sleepers Initiative designed to wipe out homelessness by the end of the Scottish Parliament's first term.