What is the Rough Sleeping Initiative?
The UK Government, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparity (OHID – formerly PHE), is urgently working to reduce the number of people who are rough sleeping – these are people who were provided with emergency accommodation during the pandemic as part of the government’s ‘Everyone In’ programme, and people who are currently rough sleeping that are eligible for support.
Initially 43 areas across England received funding as part of the Rough Sleeping Drug and Alcohol Grant (RSDATG) to ensure that people who required specialist drug and alcohol support received the help they needed to access treatment and rebuild their lives.
In October 2021, the government announced a further £66 million would be available to help more Local Authorities, and as we enter phase II of the initiative, more then 60 councils across the UK have now been allocated funding through the RSDATG scheme to support rough sleepers and those at risk of becoming homeless to access one-to-one support and mentoring.
The following 62 Local Authorities have been allocated funding through the Rough Sleeping Drug and Alcohol Treatment Grant:
|Bolton||City of Kingston upon Hull||Richmond upon Thames|
|Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole||Kingston upon Thames||Rochdale|
|Brighton and Hove||Leicester||Southampton|
|City of Bristol||Lewisham||Southend-on-Sea|
|County Durham||Milton Keynes||Waltham Forest|
|Coventry||Newcastle upon Tyne||Wandsworth|
|Hackney and the City||Plymouth|
Partnership working with ILLY
The ILLY teams have been focused on making a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We have been doing this by delivering a trusted and tailored service to our clients within the NHS, Local Authorities, Prisons, Community Services – which includes both small and large service providers helping both Young People and Adults. At its heart is the LINKS CarePath system which has been developed by practitioners and configured to help clients and their families recover.
Through a competitive tender, ILLY was chosen to partner with OHID so that we can collect and process client data from participating local authorities.
- Staff-to-Staff communication tool for alerts and updates
- Directorate with contact details
- Flexible consent model
- Single chronology of high impact events
- Information shared in real-time
- Ensures coordinated action
- Builds professional networks
- Provides consolidated view of data