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Homeless Persons

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those agencies caring for the single homeless which are wholly or partly funded by the Department and the amount of grant in each case; and if he will indicate the level of funding in each case proposed for the next financial year.

The following agencies are funded by the Department under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. The Department's policy is to give priority to grant-aiding the headquarters costs of national organisations; only in exceptional circumstances can the Department contribute towards the funding of local projects.

Exeter Shilhay Community 4,000
Glasgow Kirkhaven night shelter2,500
Leeds Cyrenians1,000
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral crypt3000
London, Centrepoint7,000
London, Bondway night shelter11,000
London, St. Giles centre5,000
London, Theatre Girls Club7,000
Lowestoft night shelter3,000
Manchester night shelter7,000
Norwich night shelter5,000
Nottingham, Help the Homeless align="right"3,300
Oxford Cyrenians6,000
Portsmouth, St. Petroc's Community Trust3,500
Preston, Homeless in Preston3,000
Sheffield, Conway House night shelter3,000
Southampton, Salvation Army Goodwill Centre1,000
Swansea, SASH3,500
Tyneside Cyrenians6,000
Wolverhampton overnight shelter4,400
Worcester St. Paul's3,000
The funds available for grants under schedule 5 to the above Act for 1980–81 have not yet been determined.