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P3 to ‘impact’ street homelessness across Lincolnshire

Louise Owen-McGee 31 March 2017

Lincolnshire’s £1.3 million Social Impact Bond funding (SIB), led by P3, is about to offer life changing support to vulnerable and entrenched rough sleepers across the county.

We are now actively seeking to recruit a project manager who possesses the skills, vision and passion to drive this four year project forwards.

P3’s Development Director Gemma Bukel stated:

“Social Impact Bonds help P3 to improve lives and create a space to innovate and develop better services to address the problems our society faces.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Lincolnshire and our vision is to bring together the best possible expertise and commitment from a dedicated team of staff and volunteers; working alongside employment and training providers, companies able to offer work experience placements and apprenticeships, and private landlords and housing associations we will deliver consistent results to some of the most vulnerable people on Lincolnshire’s streets.

“By building and maintaining effective relationships, working together and being passionate about the people we’re supporting, we will transform lives, equip people with confidence and offer hope for a future that some may have thought was beyond their reach.”

This innovative project is the first SIB addressing the issue of homelessness across Lincolnshire and will enable the charity to expand its much needed services to deliver intensive support and accommodation solutions to help 120 people who are street homeless, vulnerable and at-risk across the county. The project aims to address the multi-dimensional, persistent and deep-rooted issues that people sleeping rough often face.

The SIB project is the result of a number of councils and agencies working together to secure the much needed funding from central government and is one of only eight such schemes to be approved across the UK. Launching in September 2017 Its aims are:

  • For people to be enabled to sustain their own accommodation.
  • To enable each rough sleeper to become drug and alcohol free.
  • To address physical and mental health needs through a designated team of specialists, including an addiction worker and mental health practitioner.
  • To provide access to education, training and employment.

We are currently preparing to deliver this innovative project and want to hear from both people and agencies who are passionate about ending street homelessness.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.