Issues around rough sleeping in Boston have received a boost of just over £305,000.

Boston Borough Council is to receive £160,621 Rapid Rehousing Pathway funding from the Government’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

This will fund three “navigators” to provide intensive support to those on the streets, or in danger of ending up homeless. They will assist those at risk by helping them get back on their feet, stabilise their lifestyle and avoid homelessness in the future. It will also fund a tenancy sustainment officer who will work closely with private rental landlords.

And £145,050 is coming direct to the borough from the Rough Sleeper Initiative Fund.

This grant will be used to provide two additional outreach street workers, a programme coordinator and access to suitable accommodation to get those at risk off the streets and into a safer environment.

A target has been agreed to reduce Boston’s rough sleeping challenge which also includes preventing the addition of new street sleepers.

Andy Fisher, the council’s Head of Regulatory Services, said: “Boston Borough Council very much welcomes the support from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from funding via the Rough Sleeper Initiative and Rapid Rehousing Pathway.”