Over £3 million of funding to support vulnerable rough sleepers will be shared between 16 London boroughs, including Wandsworth Borough.

The government funding will help support vulnerable people off the streets and into safe accommodation, where they can rebuild their lives.

Boroughs will use the investment to fund schemes which help those sleeping rough into a new home, as well as specialist support to help them back on their feet.

The investment will also be used to set up team of ‘Navigators’ – specialist support workers who will work tirelessly as a single point of contact to help people off the streets and into recovery.

Boroughs could also use the funding to establish dedicated lettings agents for rough sleepers, which provide homes and advice for those sleeping on the streets, supporting them into affordable and settled accommodation.

Housing and Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler MP said: “No one should ever have to face a night on the streets, and as a government, we are taking steps to ensure people are never faced with this as their only option.

“These are vulnerable people who need specialist support to get back on their feet and turn their lives around.

“The funding announced today will ensure those sleeping on the streets across the capital have access to professional help and guidance to start their recovery, helping to build on the government’s ambition to end rough sleeping for good.”