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Newcastle to join cities across the world in global bid to fight homelessness

Submitted by 79653 on Wed, 08/05/2019 - 16:55

The city will be taking part in the World’s Big Sleepout on December 7 with tens of thousands of people across the planet ditching their comfy mattresses for a night open to the elements.

The aim is to raise vital funds for the city’s Street Zero initiative, launched late last year in a bid to end rough sleeping on the streets of Newcastle.

Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, said: “We’re proud that Newcastle is a city that has already made great strides in tackling homelessness, but our work will not be done until it has been eradicated.

£16m boost for housing

Submitted by 79653 on Wed, 24/04/2019 - 15:59

Newcastle City Council has received £16m from Government for infrastructure improvements to support the construction of thousands of new homes.

The money will be used to build roads, junctions and a school enabling the council to work with developers to bring sites to the market.

It will aid the construction of 5,282 homes across the city.

The Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund will help deliver up to 100,000 new homes in England with £2.3 billion in capital grants to local authorities.