WQ86948 (e) Tabled on 08/12/2022

Will the Minister confirm what action the Welsh Government is taking to support rough sleepers during the winter months?

Answered by Minister for Climate Change | Answered on 15/12/2022

Welsh Government’s commitment to ending homelessness remains unwavering at all times of the year. Our total investment in homelessness prevention and housing support is over £197m this year and we continue to work closely with local authorities to ensure accommodation and support is provided for everyone who needs it.

No-one should be forced to sleep on the streets. That is why on 18 October we took through regulations to create an 11th category of Priority Need for those who are ‘street homeless’, to ensure the continuation of our ‘no-one left out’ approach ahead of wider legislative reform.