What is the Rough Sleeping Initiative? 

The UK Government, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England, is urgently working to reduce the number of people who are rough sleeping. Rough sleepers who are being provided with emergency accommodation during the pandemic as part of the government’s ‘Everyone In’ programme, and people who are currently rough sleeping will be eligible for support. 

43 areas across England will receive £23 million to ensure that people who require specialist drug and alcohol support receive the help they need to rebuild their lives. The programme will be boosted by a further £52 million in 2021 to 2022. This will be alongside wraparound support, such as access to mental health and substance dependence workers and peer mentors, who are key to working with vulnerable people in treatment services.


43 Authorities?

Bedford Haringey Peterborough Pan-London Inpatient Detox Provision
Birmingham Hillingdon Portsmouth Pan-London Homelessness Drug & Alcohol Service
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Islington Preston Pan-London Commissioning Function
Brent Kingston Reading
Brighton and Hove Lambeth Redbridge
Bristol Leeds Richmond
Cambridge Lewisham Sheffield
Camden Liverpool Southampton
Cornwall Luton Southend
Croydon Manchester Southwark
Dorset Milton Keynes Tower Hamlets
Ealing Newham Wandsworth
Enfield Northamptonshire Westminster


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 focused 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 tailored to help clients and their families recover.

Through a competitive tender, ILLY has been chosen to partner with PHE so that we can collect and process client data from participating local authorities.


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