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A new £6.5m programme to help Lancashire homeless

VULNERABLE adults in Lancashire will benefit to the tune of £6.5million from a new government project.

The ‘Changing Futures’ Programme is aimed at helping those with homelessness, substance misuse, and mental health issues.

Launched on Saturday, the £64m scheme aims to provide tailored, joined-up support.

The programme – a joint partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund – helps the most vulnerable in society get the support they need by co-ordinating local services, such as healthcare professionals, social workers and key workers.

Lancashire – one of 15 areas to win cash from the scheme – will receive £6.5m over the next three years.

Existing projects to receive cash support include Blackburn and Preston’s ‘Making Every Adult Matter Approach’ schemes and Blackpool’s ‘Fulfilling Lives’ programme.

Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing Eddie Hughes said: ““It is vital that vulnerable people in Lancashire and around the country get the tailored support they need to rebuild their lives to help them fulfil their potential.

“Our ground-breaking programme with The National Lottery Community Fund will help the most vulnerable in our society, giving them the tools they need to turn their lives around.

“By providing specialist support we can create long-lasting change, helping these people reach their full potential and build a brighter future.”