A pilot project named as 'No Second Night Out', which has been successfully operating in London and after seeing the success of the same, London Mayor Boris Johnson has decided to extend the programme in eight other cities as well.
The eight cities where the proposal will be extended are Manchester, Plymouth, North Devon, Tauntonm Chichester and Worcestershire among others.
The programme is meant for those people, who have been at risk of getting homeless and as well as for those, who have been sleeping rough. In order to fulfill the promise, the government has pledged to inject additional £3.5m in the system.
The programme will provide new housing, but temporary to the needy. If to ask Johnson then it was necessary as homelessness has increased by 25% in 2011. In order to curb the rising number, it was vital for the government to take the step.
Grant Shapps, who is the minister for housing, was of the view, "Every single contact these vulnerable people have with our public services - from council drop-ins to healthcare visits - should be made to count, turning prevention into the cure". Providing help to people, who needs shelter, is one of the 10 challenges being faced by the government.
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